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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

Table of Conteots 

Title Page 

Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 4 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 8 

Board of Registrars 9 

Town Counsel 9 

Board of Assessors 12 

Town Treasurer/Collector 13 

Town Accountant 14 

Public Safety Fire Department 35 

Police Department 39 

Animal Control Officer 43 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 44 

Permanent Building Committee 44 

Department of Public Works 45 

Water and Sewer Department 50 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs Library 52 

Wilmington Arts Council 58 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 59 

Historical Commission 60 

Recreation Department 65 

Elderly Services Department 68 

Housing Authority 72 

Disabilities, Commission on 73 

Veterans' Services 74 

Board of Health 75 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 79 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 79 

Education Wilmington Pubhc Schools 80 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc. Tech. H. S 102 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 119 

Housing Partnership 125 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 125 

Middlesex Canal Commission 129 

Inspector of Buildings 131 

Board of Appeals 132 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 142 

Annual Town Election - April 15, 2006 142 

Annual Town Meeting - April 22, 2006 144 

State Primary - September 19, 2006 181 

State Election - November 7, 2006 183 

Directory of Officials 186 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 187 

Officers and Department Heads 190 

Municipal Services Guide 191 

Meeting Dates and Times 195 

Accepted Streets 196 

Telephone Directory by Department 

WILMINGTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wihnington" is as follows: 

"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in order to 
deliver d wide range of municipal services to those who live, work or o^n 
property within the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this " 
community a good place to live, to work, and to raise and educate a family, 
those services must be responsive to the needs of the people. They must be 
effective and efficient. Principles of honesty, fairness, dependabiU|y 2in(^ 
coni||assion must govern the actions of the officials aitd the employees of the 
Town, Those who work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most important resource 
and the key to its success in serving the people of Wilmington." 



Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 



Office of the 
Board of Selectmen 
(978)658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



FAX (978) 658-3334 
TTY (978)694-1417 



Dear Fellow Resident: 

On behalf of the Board of Selectmen I am honored to present a summary of the major issues 
addressed by Board during calendar year 2006. 

The Board continued to takes steps in opposition to the proposed development of property on the 
Olin site by New England Transrail. A petition opposing the development was sent to the federal 
Surface Transportation Board (STB). The potential negative environmental impacts to a site already 
contaminated by j^ears of pollution in addition to circumvention of state and local regulations were 
two significant areas of concern outlined in the petition. The STB must issue a ruling as to the level 
of environment!^! review required for this proposed project. 

The Water Department has been engaged in examining options for an additional water supply since 
1996. With the shutdown of five of the town's nine wells in 2003 the need for an additional public 
water supply has become more urgent. Based upon the recommendation of Water & Sewer 
Superintendent Michael Woods and their consultant SEA Consultants, Inc. the Board signed an 
intermunicipal agreement with the City of Woburn. This agreement will enable the town to 
construct a pipeline within Woburn that will connect to the Massachusetts Water Resources 
Authority (MWRA) pipeline for the purpose of providing an emergency source of water. 

Board members approved the recommendation of the Citizen's Advisory Committee and the Water 
and Sewer Commission to support a supplement to the Comprehensive Water Resource Management 
Plan. This plan, which was developed in draft form in 2003 and submitted to the state Executive 
Office of Environmental Affairs in 2004, serves as a planning document to address the town's future 
water needs and to determine the best practices to deal with wastewater and ways to effectively 
manage stormwater. 

Members of the Board reviewed the proposal for the redevelopment of the former John T. Berry 
property on Route 62 in North Reading. The property includes approximately three acres of wetland 
in Wilmington. Lincoln Properties, the developer of the parcel, plans to build both rental housing 
and commercial office space. Selectmen voiced opposition to the project because of concern for the 
traffic impact on Route 62 in North Wilmington. In spite of Wilmington's efforts to obtain traffic 
mitigation concessions, the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs granted the developer a waiver to allow for the first phase of the project to proceed without 
requiring specific traffic mitigation measures in Wilmington. 

An agreement was signed with the towns of Tewksbury and Andover related to the coordination of 
planning efforts for the Junction Route 93 Development Area. The Board designated representatives 
from the town to serve on a joint committee that will create a vision for the development of property 
in the three towns that would be impacted by a new interchange to Interstate 93 should that 
interchange receive approval. 

In May the Board authorized the issuance of a public notice seeking additional cable service. 
Verizon was the only company to respond with an application. Selectmen also approved the issuance 
of an Issuing Authority Report which, based upon recommendations from the Cable T.V. Advisory 
Task Force, detailed the terms that the Board is seeking in a cable license. Selectmen are seeking to 
provide residents with provider options for cable service to spur price competition. The Board is 
optimistic that a license will be granted in 2007. 



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The Board received periodic updates concerning efforts by the Cable T.V. Advisory Task Force to set 
the stage for consideration of the renewal of a cable license with Comcast. A decision will be made 
by the Board of Selectmen in 2007 as to whether to renew the cable license with Comcast. The 
Board is especially appreciative of the efforts of Assistant Town Manager Jeffrey Hull who has 
represented the town in negotiations with both Verizon and Comcast. 

The Wilmington Food Pantry, which operated for many years in the former Swain School, was 
granted permission to utilize the former South School on Chestnut Street. In light of the fact that 
the conditions at the South School are more conducive to the Food Pantry's operation the Board 
authorized the use of the former school for this worthwhile effort. 

Three donations of land were accepted by vote of the Selectmen in 2006. Three and half acres of land 
located on North Street were accepted as a gift from Josephine Condelli. A one acre parcel on Park 
Street was donated to the town by the executors and executrix of the estate of Richard Gard. Six 
acres located on Beeching Avenue Extension were gifted to the town by James Mangano and Stephen 
Lawrenson, Trustees of Cranberry Lake Realty Trust. These parcels were accepted by the Board 
and all placed under the care, custody and control of the Conservation Commission. 

The Board of Selectmen wishes to acknowledge the significant sacrifices being made by the men and 
women serving in our country's armed services and the sacrifices and hardships faced by their 
families. We give thanks to their noble efforts to foster peace around the world and hope for their 
speedy and safe return home. 

Much of our success in providing the services and programs that residents have grown to expect 
results from the time, talents and energy of the many volunteers who serve on town boards and 
committees and in other capacities throughout the town. We greatly appreciate their investment in 
Wilmington. 

In closing, the Board extends its gratitude to all of the town employees for their continuing efforts to 
make Wilmington a great place to live and work. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 




Board of Selectmen, from left: Michael V. McCoy, Suzanne M. Sullivan, 
Chairman Raymond N. Lepore, Michael J. Newhouse and Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 



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Town of Wilmington 

12 1 (JLEN ROAD 
WILMINCrrON. MA ()18H7 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694- 1 4 1 7 

(978) 658-33n 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 



In May 2006 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a study that assessed the 
affordabihty of communities for famiUes seeking to live in the greater Boston area. The university 
developed a computer model to enable researchers to rate 142 Boston suburbs by affordabihty. 
Rankings were based on the percentage of a community's total housing stock that would qualify as 
affordable for a four person household. The study assessed mortgage payments, property taxes, open 
space, job opportunities and the quahty of schools. Of those 142 communities, Wilmington ranked 
second in affordabihty, taking into account the quality of life issues addressed in the study. 

Academia was not alone in their discovery. During that same month the Boston Business Journal 
pubhshed an article on the softening real estate market. The Business Journal analyzed sales 
figures in the greater Boston housing market. On the front page of its May 12, 2006 issue, a graphic 
was printed listing the hot and cold markets from among 178 municipahties and Boston 
neighborhoods. Wilmington ranked with Arlington, Beverly, Westwood and the Boston waterfront 
on the "hot spot" housing market. 

The Town of Wilmington's 2006 Annual Report is a compilation of detailed summaries of the 
activities undertaken by various departments, committees and officers of the town during the past 
calendar year. The report is but a snapshot of a community deservedly referred to as an affordable 
and desirable place in which to live and raise a family. Residents are encouraged to examine the 
reports in order to gain a better understanding of Wilmington's government and the services 
available to its residents. Wilmington's Annual Report is considered among the best in the state 
having been recognized as such for three consecutive years by the Massachusetts Municipal 
Association. 



During the past several years the town has rehed on operating reserves to sustain its service levels. 
Deep cuts in local aid and a stagnant economy necessitated the decision to access free cash and non- 
recurring revenue sources in order to balance budgets. Anticipating the economic downturn, 
Wilmington had built a substantial reserve to weather the storm. The town's financial strategy 
going forward calls for a reduction in its rehance on operating reserves. 

Despite the past use of reserves, the current free cash level is certified at $3,536,573. At the close of 
fiscal year 2006, the town's unreserved fund balance stood at 5.4% of its total general expenditures. 
Wilmington's free cash position compares very favorably to other communities in the 
Commonwealth. We rank among the top 10% in terms of free cash and among the top 25% in terms 
of free cash as a percentage of the operating budget. The town's ratio of reserve to operating budget 
meets the recommendation of rating agencies such as Standard & Poor's who have confirmed the 
town's AA rating for general obligation debt. The town remains in a very positive debt position. At 
the close of fiscal year 2006, total long-term debt was decreased by approximately $3.1 million due to 
scheduled pay downs of debt offset by the issuance of long-term notes djuring the year. All existing 
long-term debt will be retired by fiscal year 2011. 



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From a financial perspective, the town's budgetary goal is to limit expenditures to a level that would 
enable a significant lessening of the town's reliance on operating reserves. For this to happen, the 
Governor and legislature must continue to implement last year's local aid formula which endorses a 
fair and equitable distribution of state funds. 

Wilmington benefits from a stable industrial and commercial base. Among all Massachusetts' 
communities, only Boston and Worcester have more manufacturing jobs than Wilmington. Recent 
infrastructure improvement is attracting desirable retail development to the town's commercial 
corridors. The occupancy rate of the town's commercial and industrial areas remains in excess of 
95% and unemployment rates in Wilmington are below the state and national average. The Boston 
Business Journal's 16'*' annual publication of Massachusetts' top 150 companies highlighted several 
with Wilmington connections including its company of the year, Wilmington based Charles River 
Laboratories. 

Town Meeting support has enabled the town to maintain its capital investments, improve upon its 
equipment inventory, sustain important programs and enhance offerings in school and municipal 
services. Recognizing that the provision of adequate public safety services remains a top priority, 
townspeople approved the purchase of five police cruisers and a fully equipped first response 
ambulance. The town further improved its vehicle fleet by replacing five trucks in the Department 
of Public Works and purchasing a pavement reclamation attachment to assist in roadway repair. 
Two student transportation vans were purchased for the School Department including the addition 
of a second wheelchair accessible van. 

The town opened its newest recreational facility to rave reviews on August 31, 2006. Swings, slides, 
climbing equipment and a whole lot more comprised the colorful playground at the Shawsheen 
School located at the site of the former KidsPlace Playground. Parents and children have given this 
handicapped accessible park a resounding "thumbs up". The playground, which slightly expands 
upon the footprint of KidsPlace, offers a variety of play equipment for youngsters and their 
caretakers to enjoy. 

In June of 2006, the town celebrated the completion of two stormwater management projects 
designed to improve water quality at Silver Lake. The projects involve the installation of special 
permeable paving material as well as rain garden planting around the lake to filter stormwater 
before it reaches the lake and to temporarily retain it to help recharge the water table. The projects 
were part of a larger federal and state effort to pilot techniques to address water quality and flow 
problems in the Ipswich River and its watershed. For the first time in several summers there were 
no beach closings due to water quality concerns. It is likely that the stormwater improvement 
project contributed to keeping the lake open to visitors throughout the summer season. 

In addition to the construction of the new playground and the completion of the stormwater 
improvement project at Silver Lake, there were several other major Public Works projects. These 
included: 

* The installation of approximately 2,340 linear feet of new sidewalk from Concord Street to 
Allgrove Lane. 

* The replacement of the Canal Street culvert. 

* The completion of the first phase of the Wildwood Cemetery expansion program. 

* The reconstruction of the small field behind the Boutwell School. 

* The refurbishment of the Salem Street Pumping Station with the addition of two satellite 
wells. 

* The installation of new and improved instrumentation at the water treatment plants. 

At year's end the MWRA pipeline project design was completed and the project was put out to bid. 
Voters at the Annual Town Meeting authorized the town to enter into an intermunicipal agreement 
with the City of Woburn to allow the town to install and maintain the pipeline that would enable 
connection to the MWRA water system. The pipeline's completion will permit the town to import up 



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to three million gallons of water per day to supplement the community's water demands. The cost 
for the construction of the pipeline is approximately $4.15 million and will be borne by the Olin 
Corporation. 

The Olin contamination site continues to receive the scrutiny of the Board of Selectmen, town 
officials and the town's environmental consultants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
acted favorably on the town's recommendation to assume federal jurisdiction over the Olin site. In 
April of 2006 the 51 Eames Street property was added to the EPA Region 1 National Priorities List 
as a Superfund Site. 

Building improvements in 2006 included the replacement of 2,100 square feet of roof above the 
kitchen at the Shawsheen School: the installation of new lighting in the cafeteria of the North 
Intermediate School and at the Public Works garage; and replacement of boilers at the Arts Council 
and the Senior Center. 

Planning for the future was upper most in the minds of attendees at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting. 
Voters approved funding to conduct a system-wide feasibility study for the School Department. The 
study will identify trends in student population, future programmatic educational needs and assess 
physical building requirements. A study was also funded to conduct a comprehensive evaluation to 
determine the best location for a fire sub-station in North Wilmington and to conduct an assessment 
of space requirements for all divisions of the Pubhc Works and Public Buildings Departments. 

The Department of Public Works received the second installment of three budget authorizations to 
develop a town-wide master drainage plan. Town employees are being trained to respond to major 
emergencies through the adoption of the National Incident Management System. At year's end, the 
town was assembling a medical reserve corps as part of a regional plan to prepare for natural 
disasters, a major epidemic or a bio-terrorism attack. 

The town responded to a variety of human services needs through an expansion of library offerings 
and elderly service programs. A new emphasis was placed on meeting the needs of veterans and 
their families through an aggressive outreach program administered by the Veterans' Agent. The 
Wilmington Food Pantry was provided new and improved space at the historic South School on 
Chestnut Street. The Board of Health was awarded a grant to create a Healthy Wilmington program 
by establishing a coalition of residents and health care providers tasked with conducting a 
community-wide health assessment. 

Wilmington consumers will soon be offered with competitive options for cable television service. The 
Board of Selectmen, through its Cable TV Advisory Task Force, is concluding negotiations with two 
cable television providers. In June, Wilmington Town Hall was designated as a passport agency. 
Residents wishing to obtain a passport are no longer required to leave Wilmington to obtain this 
service. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center replaced the West Intermediate School as a new 
polling location and voters approved a by-law change moving the date of the Town Election to the 
fourth Saturday in April and the Town Meeting to the following Saturday. 

Wilmington, on the heels of its 275"^ Anniversary festivities remained in a celebratory mood. A large 
gathering attended the May 18 2006 dedication of the new High School track named in honor of 
long-time teacher/coach Frank Kelley. Voters at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting recognized the 
many contributions of former Selectman Rocco DePasquale by naming the new handicapped 
accessible fishing pier at Silver Lake in his memory. Wilmington took steps to preserve a piece of its 
history by voting to purchase the 17'*^ century Butters Farm property. The town anticipates that 
state funds will be made available to reimburse the town for its acquisition of this important piece of 
history. 

The Buzzell Senior Center marked its 20'^'' anniversary by recognizing the many volunteers who 
contribute to the vitality of its programs. The Wilmington Memorial Library took home honors from 
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) a nationally recognized library magazine "serving those who serve 
young adults". Wilmington's program, VOTE! It Does A Nation Good, was one of only five programs 
nation-wide to be honored with a 2006 Most Valuable Program award. The town's long-time Public 



Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, was honored at the Massachusetts Health Officers Association's 
annual educational conference. Ms. FitzGerald received the Public Health Nursing Award which is 
presented annually to an individual in recognition of outstanding and continuing contributions to the 
field of public health. 

The success of local government depends on the many volunteers who give of their time to enrich the 
community. These individuals provide a vital service to the town by lending their expertise in the 
hope of improving our quality of life. Several of these residents stepped down from their positions in 
2006. The town gratefully acknowledges the past service of Finance Committee member Jeffrey 
Lmehan, Conservation Commissioner Mario Marchese, Planning Board member David Shedd, 
Elderly Services Commissioner Frank Ratto and Joseph Steen, an associate member of the Board of 
Appeals. 

Three municipal employees retired in 2006. Stephen Berghaus stepped down after working nearly 
27 years for the Public Buildings Department. Linda Giles, Wilmington's first female fire fighter, 
retired after more than 20 years on the job. Kathleen Scanlon, an admired and trusted colleague, 
concluded an exemplary career that began as a part-time clerk in 1969. During her final 14 years of 
employment, Kay personified the essence of public service as Wilmington's Town Clerk. She 
managed the "people's office" with grace, integrity and professionalism. Her dedication to 
Wilmington is unsurpassed. We wish her the very best as she enjoys her wonderful family in her 
retirement. Sharon George, formerly the Assistant City Clerk for the City of Gloucester, was 
appointed to replace Mrs. Scanlon. 

A day after announcing his $1 billion gift to the United Nations, Ted Turner said "There is no 
greater joy in life than giving to worthy causes." 1 doubt that anyone reading this report could ever 
match Mr. Turner's monetary largesse. But if what Mr. Turner says is true, and 1 believe it is, there 
are countless residents of Wilmington who have and continue to experience the joy of giving to their 
community. It is this spirit of giving that envelops Wilmington's way of life and ensures its future 
success. I am honored to submit this report to the citizens of Wilmington and grateful for the 
opportunity to serve. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Town Manager, with special friend Tia Marti gnetti, enjoys 
a special student presentation at the Shawsheen School 



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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 



The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer and Local Registrar of 
Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the 
appropriate process, with notification and 
procedure, is adhered to in the making of 
legislative policy and of managing public access 
to this information. This office is often the first 
door of government accessed by individuals 
seeking information and the resolution of 
problems. It is with a sense of pride and 
accomplishment that we submit this annual 
report with the hope that we have served our 
citizens well. 

The following information and vital statistics 
were recorded during 2006: 

Births 

Marriage Intentions 
Marriages 
Deaths 

Deaths - Out of State 
Burial Permits 

Veterans Buried in VVildwood Cemetery 

Sharon George is sworn in as Town Clerk by Kathleen Scanlon 

Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk's office. Notice is 
sent to the owner or occupant of land where the storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal 
by April 30th of each year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Fifty-three permits were issued during 
the year. 




Permits & Recordings: 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 180 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 311 

Pole & Conduit Locations 7 

Dog Licenses 1,558 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 13 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity she has met with 
the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night, kept the minutes up to date and 
supervi.sed all elections and the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with the Board 
for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 



Town Meetings & Elections 2006: 

Annual Town Election April 15 

Annual Town Meeting April 22 

State Primary September 19 

State Election November 7 



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Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the town By-laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars 
were held on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. 
Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were 
so posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of signatures on 
nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town meetings. 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, 
Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 
64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2006 had a total of 15,003 registered voters from our listed 22,556 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the 5,912 households that returned their town census forms 
in 2006. 




1. Advice & Legal Documents . Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and 
Boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting By-laws, easements, public document requests, 
compliance with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, various town rules and 
regulations, warrants for Town Meetings, and other legal documents. 

2. Contracting & Procurement . During the period of our involvement with the town, we 
reviewed contracts, agreements, procurement documents, DAG grant appUcations, and 
homeowner betterment agreements. 

3. Projects . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property contamination issue and 
Maple Meadow Landfill, New England Transrail, the MWRA water pipeline connection 
including the Intermunicipal Agreement between Wilmington and Woburn and the Grant 
Agreement between Olin and the Town of Wilmington to pay for such connection, water 
resource allocation plans, affordable housing initiatives, road acceptance issues, various real 
estate projects such as the purchase of Butters Farm, easement issues, conservation and 
preservation restrictions, and various 40B Comprehensive Permit applications including the 
Crystal Commons 40B project. 

4. Labor . Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various personnel issues and 
collective bargaining disputes. 

5. Administrative Agency Proceedings . We assisted the town in various proceedings before 
various administrative agencies including the Office of the Attorney General, Middlesex 
District Attorney, Appellate Tax Board, State Labor Relations Commission, Massachusetts 
Commission Against Discrimination, and Department of Environmental Protection. 

6. Miscellaneous . On a regular basis, we provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town 
Manager, Water and Sewer Commission and various other public officials regarding a 
variety of matters. These issues included conflicts of interest. Open Meeting Law and 
procedure, land use and zoning, procurement and competitive bid procedures, and the 
enforcement of laws and regulations. 

7. Litigation . 

As of December 31, 2006, there were a total of 52 lawsuits, adversary proceedings, and 
claims pending of which we have been informed: 

6 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

• Charles SuUivan v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179451. 

• Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448. 



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• Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas. et al . Middlesex Superior Court No. 94-2516. 

• Wilmington Planning Board v. Wilmington Board of Appeals and Mark Nelson, 
individually . Land Court Docket No. 267499. 

• Clarence Spinazola 1994 Revocable Trust v. Board of Appeals et al . Land Court, Misc. 
No. 304646. 

• Devins & Miceli v. 10 Burlington Avenue LLC and Board of Appeals . Middlesex Superior 
Court C.A. No. 2006-01749. 

5 lawsuits involving the Planning Board: 

• Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board . Land Court, 
Misc. No. 192780. 

• Presidential Development Corporation et al v. Wilmington Planning Board et al . 
Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 03-1966. 

• Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington . Land Court, Misc. No. 
274810. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 284416. 

• Nelson v. Sorrentino , Middlesex Superior Court Docket No. 06-4347. 

1 lawsuit involving the Board of Health: 

• Joanne M. Cuoco. et al v. Gregory Erickson. et al . Woburn District Court No. 945CV1090. 

2 lawsuits/adversary proceeding involving the Board of Selectmen: 

• New England Transrail, LLC Petition for Exemption . Surface Transportation Board 
Docket No. 34797. 

• Spinazola 1994 Revocable Trust v. Town of Wilmington and J. Does . 1-15. Civil Action 
No. 06-10406-RGS (U.S. District Court). 

1 lawsuit involving the Fire Department: 

• Cuoco V. Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court C.A. No. 06-2766. 

2 lawsuits involving the Police Department: 

• IBPO Local 318 v. Wilmington . (Police Department) Charge of Prohibited Practice, Mass. 
Labor Relations Commission MUP-05-4411. 

• Carter v. Wilmington , (Police Department) Mass. Com. Against Discrimination, No. 
06BPD01306. 

2 lawsuits involving the Water and Sewer Commission: 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Document No. 2003-074. 

• In re: MTBE Liability Litigation . United States District Court, Southern District of New 
York, MDL-1358. 

2 lawsuits involving the Tax Collector: 

• Town of Wilmington v. Burnham Service Company. Inc. . Woburn District Court Docket 
No. 200253CV001153. 

• Town of Wilmington v. Axis Systems. Inc. . Woburn District Court Docket No. 
20025.3CV001154. 

2 lawsuits involving the Town Manager: 

• AFSCME Council 93 and the Town of Wilmington (Richard Hewlett Termination) AAA 
No. 11 .390 00704 04 . 

• AFSCME Counsel 93 and Town of Wilmington. MUP-05-4596. 



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2 appeals involving the Conservation Commission: 



• Town of Wilmington v. Scarano . DEP Administrative Appeal Docket No. 2003-167. 

• In the Matter of Edward T. McLaughlin. Trustee. ETM Realty Trust . DEP File No. 344- 
635, DALA Docket No. DEP-05-1224. 

1 claim involving the Board of Assessors: 

• I. Fred DiCenso Trust v. The Board of Assessors of the Town of Wilmington . Appellate 
Tax Board Docket Nos. F276917-04-PRO, et al. 

26 claims which are not yet lawsuits: 

• Burns v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection v. Town of Wilmington (Maple 
Meadow Landfill) . 

• Town of Wilmington v. Olin Chemical Corporation . 

• Moccia v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Welch V. Wilmington (Public Schools) . 

• Devhn v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Johnson v. Wilmington (Conservation Commission) . 

• PengHsun Hsieh v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• DiAngelis v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Cuscuna v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Gaffnev v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Brabant v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Coleman v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Carbone-Beardslev v. Wilmington (Public School) . 

• Saia V. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Columbus V. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Allmerica Financial v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Pardi v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Bazih v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• MacPherson v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Shine & Slater v. Wilmington (Town Manager) . 

• Witmore v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Libertv Mutual as subrogee for Tentmakers Moving LLC v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Kiesinger v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Galante v. Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Gillis V. Wilmington (DPW) . 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town officials and private citizen 
volunteers - all working together towards a better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, and all other town officials and citizens for their 
cooperation and assistance towards another successful year. 



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Board of Assessors 

RECAPITULATION - 2007 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation 
Special Education 
County Retirement Assessment 
Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 
Air Pollution Districts 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
Mosquito Control Project 
Amount Certified by Collector & 

Treasurer for Tax Title 
Overlay of Current Year 
Cherry Sheet Offsets 
M.W.R.A 

Final Court Judgments 
RM\' Surcharge 
Miscellaneous 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

2006 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Other Charges for Services 

Fees 

Rentals 

Departmental Revenue - Library 

Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 

Other Department Revenue 

Licenses and Permits 

Special Assessments 

Fines and Forfeits 

Investment Income 

Voted from Available Funds 

Free Cash 

Miscellaneous 



0.00 

2,903,244.00 
418,167.00 
6,378.00 
6,061.00 
45,250.00 

0.00 
699,999.30 
42,686.00 
0.00 
0.00 
15,500.00 
67.576.00 



$10,362, 
3,277, 
230, 
610, 
2,102, 
245, 
65, 
120, 
15, 
60, 
300, 
500, 
1, 
150, 
600, 
650, 
2,029, 



119.00 
352.65 
000.00 
000.00 
703.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
000.00 
580.00 
400.00 
0.00 



Real Estate 

Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$ 2,891,951,910.00® 9.64 p/t 
$ 129,242,515.00® 23.26 p/t 
$ 660,695,875.00 @ 23.26 p/t 
$ 51,324,690.00® 23.26 p/t 



$64,559,489.00 



4.204.861.30 
$68,764,350.30 



$21.318.154.65 



$27,878,416.00 
3,006,181.00 
15,367,786.00 
1.193.812.00 

$47,446,196.00 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 

2007 Preliminary Real Estate 

2006 Real Estate 

2007 Preliminary Personal Property 
2006 Personal Property 

2006 Excise 
2005 Excise 
Ambulance 

Apportioned Street Betterments 
Interest 

Apportioned Sewer Betterments 

Interest 

Sewer Liens 

Water Liens 

Demolition Lien 

Electric Liens 

Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 

Interest 

Total 



$22,446, 
$44,079, 
649, 
99, 
3,127, 
104, 
618. 



57 
36 
26 
99 
8 
8 
10 
4 



573.84 
531.29 
027.65 
763.89 
275.31 
854.20 
956.06 
697.13 
139.42 
914.80 
524.08 
722.34 
763.89 
000.00 
400.65 
844.95 
208.73 



$71,379,198.03 



Collections 

Real Estate 
Personal Property 
Excise 

Street Betterments 
Sewer Betterments 
Title V Betterments 
Water Liens 
Sewer Liens 
Electric Liens 

Excise Interest and Charges 

Ambulance 

Lien Certificates 

Betterment Certificates 

Miscellaneous 

Water Collections 

Sewer Collections 

Real Estate Interest & Charges 

Personal Property Interest & Charges 

Tax Titles 

Tax Title Interest 

Total 



$44,370, 
1,342, 
3,188, 

131, 
30, 

102, 
23, 
13, 

102, 

354, 
24, 

3, 

3,069, 
1,705, 
110, 
11. 
147, 
33, 



826.93 
939.29 
068.06 
836.55 
429.57 
690.78 
016.97 
327.61 
056.81 
265.51 
979.31 
075.00 
80.00 
157.01 
575.86 
726.54 
418.53 
653.61 
232.41 
921.05 



$54,766,277.34 



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I 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 



The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of Wilmington for 
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 are hereby submitted. This report was prepared 
by the Office of the Town Accountant. Responsibility for accuracy of the data and 
the completeness and fairness of the presentation, including all disclosures, rests 
with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate in all 
material respects and are reported in a manner designed to present fairly the 
financial position and results of operations of the various funds and account groups 
of the government. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael Morris' 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Table of Contents 



Combined Balance Sheet-All Fund Types and Account Groups 
Notes to Financial Statements 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances - All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet - Special Revenue Accounts 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balance - Special Revenue Accounts 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 
Authorization by Function and Activity - General Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures - Water Department Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures - Capital Projects Fund 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 

Schedule of Trust Funds 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Assets 



Cash 

Receivables: 



Special 

General Revenue 
7,744,032.96 5,203,022,59 



General Properly Taxes 


753,253 


41 


Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 


(636,367 


80) 


Tax Liens 


327,780 


63 


Tax Foreclosures 


544,552 


29 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


398,309 


33 


Departmental 


395,059 


29 


Betterments 


640,830 


47 


User Charges 


48,426 


21 



Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 
Retirement of Long Term Debt 

Total Assets 

Liabilities & Fund Balance 



174,503.81 
385,282.55 



Capital 
Projects 



Trust & 
Agency 



213,488.98 1,714,644.75 



Total 

Long-Term (Memorandum 
Debt Only) 

14,875,189.28 

753,253.41 
(636,367.80) 
327,780.63 
544,552.29 
398,309,33 
395,059.29 
640,830.47 
222,930.02 
385,282.55 



17,120,000.00 17,120,000.00 
10,215,876.79 5,762,808.95 213,488.98 1,714,644.75 17,120,000.00 35,026,819.47 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 

Total Liabilities 



1,005,318.17 548,621.48 

753,253.41 

2,354,958.22 559,786.36 

21,127.08 

4,134,656.88 1,108,407.84 



39,566.90 1,593,506.55 

753,253.41 
2,914,744.58 
17,120,000.00 17,120,000.00 
21,127.08 

0.00 39,566.90 17,120,000.00 22,402,631,62 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 

Total Fund Balance 



1,198,551.36 1,063,693.61 
2,712,205.29 
1,300,000.00 640,580.00 
3,582,668.55 237,922.21 



213,488.98 1,259,275.74 
10,000.00 
405,802.11 



6,081,219.91 4,654,401.11 213,488.98 1,675,077.85 



2,262,244.97 
4,184,970.01 
1,950,580.00 
4,226,392.87 

0.00 12,624,187.85 



Total Uabilities & Fund Balance 10,215,876.79 5,762,808.95 213,488.98 1,714,644.75 17,120,000.00 35,026,819.47 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2006 



1 . Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen and an open 
Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town Manager who in accordance 
with Chapter 592 of 1950, serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of 
the town. Other town officials are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the 
Town Manager. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires that 
the accompanying general purpose financial statements present the Town of 
Wilmington (the primary government) and its component units. Component units 
are included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and financial 
relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the 
following entities have been excluded from the accompanying general purpose 
financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well 
as subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex County Retirement System - provides county government and 
various services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - 
provides education services for member communities. 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee - provides facilities for waste disposal 
for its members. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal 
services . 

2 . Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local 
governmental units except as indicated in Note 3. The following is a summary 
of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one 
account group in order to comply with the limitations and restrictions 
placed on both the resources made available to the town and the services 
provided. The various funds are grouped in the financial statements in 
this report into five generic fund types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of 
the town. It is used to account for all financial resources except those 
required to be accounted for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account 
for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than expendable 
trust or major capital projects) that are legally restricted to 
expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account 
for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of 
major capital facilities. 



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Fiduciary Funds 



Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account 
for assets held by the town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for 
individuals, private organizations, other governments and/or other funds. 
These include expendable trust, non-expendable trust and agency funds. 
Non-expendable trust funds are accounted for in a manner that permits the 
periodic measurements of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net 
income in order to demonstrate maintenance of capital. Expendable trust 
funds are accounted for in essentially the same manner as governmental 
funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal liabilities) 
and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to 
be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in the general long- 
term debt group of accounts. This account group is not a fund. It is 
only concerned with the measurement of financial position and, therefore, 
is not involved with a measurement of the results from any operations. 

B . Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared 
principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. This method 
recognizes revenues when they become measurable and available. Expenses 
are recognized under this method as they are incurred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become 
available. Available means then due or past due and receivable within 
the current period or expected to be collected soon enough thereafter to 
be used to pay liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is 
received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental 
revenues, the legal and contractual requirements of the numerous 
individual programs are used as guidance. There are, however, 
essentially two types of these revenues. In one, moneys must be expended 
on the specific purpose or project before any amounts will be paid to the 
town. Therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures 
recorded. In the other, moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose 
of expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure to comply with 
prescribed compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual 
criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash 
disbursement basis. In addition, as required by Massachusetts General 
Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen days immediately following 
the close of each fiscal year and which pertain to the prior year are 
recorded as warrants payable and expenses as of June 30th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at 
June 30th related to annual operating expenses are recorded as 
encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of fund balances at that 
date . 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is 
measurable but not available has been classified as deferred revenue on 
June 30th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, 
contracts and other commitments for the expenditure of funds are recorded 
in order to reserve that portion of the applicable appropriation, is 



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employed in governmental funds . Open encumbrances at year-end are 
reported as reservations of fund balances. Encumbrances do not 
constitute expenditures or liabilities. 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded 
as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed asset 
account group, which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum 
Only to indicate that they are presented only to facilitate financial 
analysis. Data in these columns do not present financial position, 
results of operations or changes in financial position in conformity with 
generally accepted accounting principles. Such data is not comparable to 
a consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D . Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory Retirement 
System, a single employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Substantially all 
full-time and some part-time employees of the town except teachers and 
certain administrative personnel employed by the School Department 
participate in the system. Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as 
retirement allowance, include both an annuity portion, funded principally 
from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension portion 
funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. The 
employer contribution by the town as determined by the County' s actuarial 
valuation normal cost plus the amortization of the original unfunded 
actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan administered by 
the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. Contributions to this plan 
are made entirely by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and therefore, 
the town does not contribute to the plan. 



Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the 
basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many significant respects 
from G . A . A . P . 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from G.A.A.P. 
under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. The town has 
adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of Wilmington's 
financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 
of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID) . 



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B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at 
the time purchases is made rather than being capitalized in a general 
fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as 
expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 

4 . Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial orders 
are initiated or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are limited to the 
line items as voted at the Town meetings. Department heads may not transfer, 
without approval, appropriation balances from one expenditure account to 
another within their department or budget. These along with transfers or 
unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or agencies must be 
approved at Town Meetings. 

5 . Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% of its 
equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state law is 
designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, however, a town may 
authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific purposes. Such debt when 
issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. The following summarized 
the annual debt service requirements as of June 30, 2006. 



General Obligation Bonds 

Principal Interest Total 

Outstanding June 30, 2005 $20,545,000 $3,637,565 $24,182,565 

Retirements $ 3,425,000 $1, 035, 813 $ 4, 460, 813 

Outstanding June 30, 2006 $17,120,000 $2,601,752 $19,721,752 

As of June 30, 2006 the town had authorized and unissued debt of $1,430,000 as 
outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1,430,000 

$ 1,430,000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 

Fiduciary 











Fund Types 


1 oiai 




General 


Special 


uapiiai 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Projects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES: 












General Property Taxes 


44,906,460,50 


0.00 






44,906,460,50 


Tax Liens 


186,369.25 


106,025.19 






292,394,44 


,9nprial A^sp^*?mpnt*^ 


136,565.28 


38,168.51 






174,733,79 


Fxri*;p 


3,226,535.68 


0.00 






3,226,535.68 


Penalties 


234,343.53 


0.00 






234,343.53 


Licenses and Permits 


602,908.56 


0.00 




38,275.05 


641,183.61 


Intergovernmental 


8,616,068.87 


4,661,321.71 




670.78 


13,278,061.36 


Charges for Services 


1,986,182.96 


6,186,692.14 




638,201.46 


8,811,076.56 


Fines 


154,751.40 


0.00 






154,751.40 


Fees 


63,686.58 


0.00 






63,686.58 


Interest Earnings 


588,349.95 


11,956.47 




37,890.05 


638,196.47 


Bond Anticipation Notes 


0.00 


0.00 


335,000.00 




335,000.00 


Gifts 


0.00 


212,917.97 




2,481,211,10 


2,694,129,07 


Other 


3,244,348.78 


339,301.35 




497,351.60 


4,081,001,73 


1 Oldl rScVcllUco 


00,y^D,J/ 1 .OH 


1 1 ,000, 000. Of 


00O|UUU.UU 


o,Dyo,ouu,ut 


/ J,00 1 ,00H. I L 


EXPENDITURES' 












General Government 


1,668,223.72 


440,579.78 




2,428,186,75 


4,536,990,25 


Public Safety 


6,614,192.09 


367,548.89 




481,641,79 


7,463,382,77 


Human Services 


921,323.00 


132,996.90 




12,020,86 


1,066,340,76 


Public Works 


4,892,262.22 


4,698,851.21 




12,550,00 


9,603,663,43 


Cnmrniinitv npvplnnmpnt 

1 II 1 lUi Illy L/dr ClVk/l 1 1^1 11 


692 484 39 


609 679 14 






1 302 163 53 


Riiildinn Maintpnanrp 

UUIIUH 1^ IVICIII lid lOI IvC 


3 557 205 78 


7 520 00 

1 j\Ji.\J .\J\J 




72,721,28 


3 637 447 06 


PHiiratirtn 


29 092 962 29 


4 560 381 73 




412 788 33 


34 066 132 35 


Rprrpotinn 


105 682 09 


622 555 27 






728 237 36 


Veterans' Services 


104,214.86 


0.00 






104,214,86 


Debt and Interest 


4,486,245.24 


0.00 






4,486,245,24 


Unclassified 


7,882,459.98 


14,365.36 






7,896,825,34 


Statutory Charges 


4,931,983.00 


0.00 






4,931,983,00 


Capital Outlay 


205,591.36 


0.00 


335,000.00 




540,591.36 


Warrant Articles 


170,441.44 


0.00 






170,441.44 


1 olai cxpenuiiures 


cc Qoc 971 


1 1 AM AIR OR 


ooc nnn nn 
000, UUU.UU 


0,4 iy,yuy.u i 


OU, 004, 030./ 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 




iu 1 ,yuj.uo 


U.UU 


/.1 0,03 1 ,Uo 


/•I nm Ar\A r\'i\ 
\ l,UUO, IU4.U0) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 










0.00 


Operating Transfers In 


816,435.99 


149,448.47 






965,884.46 


Operating Transfers Out 


(149,448.47) 


(702,178.89) 




(114,257,10) 


(965,884.46) 


State and County Charges 










0.00 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


666,987.52 


(552,730.42) 


0.00 


(114,257,10) 


0.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Other Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(711,712.60) 


(450,825.36) 


0.00 


159,433,93 


(1,003,104.03) 


Fund BalanceJuly 1,2005 


7,127,396.47 


5,105,226.47 


213,488.98 


1,515,643,92 


13,961,755.84 



Decrease in Provision for 

Abatements and Exemptions (334,463.96) (334,463.96) 



Fund Balance June 30, 2006 



6,081,219.91 



4,654,401.11 213,488.98 1,675,077.85 12,624,187.85 
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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Assets 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



1,523,590.89 221,422.57 



162,834.34 1,223,261.26 2,071,913.53 5,203,022.59 



385,282,55 



174,503.81 



174,503.81 
385,282.55 



Total Assets 



1,908,873.44 221,422.57 



162,834.34 1,223,261.26 2,246,417.34 5,762,808.95 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Defen-ed Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



279,003.44 1,123.45 



385,282.55 



108,776.88 159,717.71 548,621.48 



174,503.81 559,786.36 



Total Liabilities 



664,285.99 1,123.45 



0,00 108,776.88 334,221,52 1,108,407.£ 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



1,244,587.45 220,299.12 



1,063,693.61 1,063,693.61 

132,834.34 1,114,484.38 2,712,205.29 

30,000.00 610,580.00 640,580.00 

237,922.21 237,922.21 



Total Fund Balance 



1,244,587.45 220,299.12 



162,834.34 1,114,484.38 1,912,195.82 4,654,401.11 



Total Uabilities & Fund Balance 1 ,908,873.44 221 ,422.57 



162,834.34 1,223,261.26 2,246,417.34 5,762,808.95 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Grants Gifts Reserved for Revolving Water Total 

Appropriation Funds 

REVENUES: 

General Property Taxes 0.00 

Tax Liens 106,025.19 106,025.19 

Special Assessments 38,168.51 38,168.51 

Excise 0.00 

Penalties 0.00 

Licenses and Permits 0.00 

Intergovernmental 4,470,435.21 172,665.55 18,220.95 4,661,321.71 

Charges for Services 2,972,416.76 3,214,275.38 6,186,692.14 

Fines 0.00 

Fees 0.00 

Interest Earnings 11,443.19 513.28 11,956.47 

Bond Anticipation Notes 0.00 

Gifts 172,255.48 40,662.49 212,917.97 

Ottier 17,365.50 41,928.25 48,593.59 231,414.01 339,301.35 

Total Revenues 4,499,243.90 172,255.48 42,441.53 3,272,506.90 3,569,935.53 11,556,383.34 
EXPENDITURES: 

General Government 427,383.68 2,200.00 10,996.10 440,579.78 

Public Safety 324,962.89 42,286.00 300.00 367,548.89 

Human Services 70,511.97 50,741.46 11,743.47 132,996.90 

Public Works 1,150,536.06 8,366.00 4,829.97 3,535,119.18 4,698,851.21 

Community Development 543,986.47 32,787.31 32,905.36 609,679.14 

Building Maintenance 7,520.00 7,520.00 

Education 2,010,221.12 2,550,160.61 4,560,381.73 

Recreation 622,555.27 622,555.27 

Veterans' Services 0.00 

Debt and Interest 0.00 

Unclassified 14,365.36 14,365.36 

Statutory Cfiarges 0.00 

Capital Outlay 0.00 

Warrant Articles 0.00 

Total Expenditures 4,541,967.55 125,814.77 10,566.00 3,241,010.78 3,535,119.18 11,454,478.28 
Excess (deficiency) of 

Revenues over Expenditures (42,723.65) 46,440.71 31,875.53 31,496.12 34,816.35 101,905.06 



OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 

Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 0.00 

Operating Transfers In 149,448.47 149,448.47 

Operating Transfers Out (107,193.89) (35,000.00) (673.00) (559,312.00) (702,178.89) 
State and County Charges 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 42,254.58 0.00 (35,000.00) (673.00) (559,312.00) (552,730.42) 



Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 

over Expenditures and Other Uses (469.07) 46,440.71 (3,124.47) 30,823.12 (524,495.65) (450,825.36) 



Fund BalanceJuly 1,2005 1,245,056.52 173,858.41 165,958.81 1,083,661.26 2,436,691.47 5,105,226.47 
Increase in Provision for 

Abatements and Exemptions • 

Fund Balance June 30, 2006 1,244,587.45 220,299.12 162,834.34 1,114,484.38 1,912,195.82 4,654,401.11 



-23- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 


SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 

TRANSFER* 

C.FWDTOFY06 APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES BALANCE 
FROM FY 05 FISCAL 2006 FISCAL 2006 FISCAL 2006 


C.FWDTO FY 07 
FROM FY 06 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2006 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0,00 
0.00 


3,840,00 
14,050,00 


3,840.00 
13,592.99 


0.00 
457.01 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
457.01 






0.00 


17,890.00 


17,432.99 


457.01 


0.00 


457.01 


Electxxfs 
E)ect)ons 
Elections 


Salaries 

Constable 

Expenses 


0,00 
0,00 
0.00 


14,067.53 
150.00 
7,295.39 


14,067.53 
150.00 
7,192.68 


0.00 
0.00 
102.71 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
102.71 






000 


21,512.92 


21,410.21 


102.71 


0.00 


102.71 


Registrars 
Registrars 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0,00 
0,00 


1,875,00 
5,454,61 


1,875.00 
5,454.61 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 




0,00 


7,329.51 


7,329.61 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Finance Comm. 
Finance Comm. 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


1,308.41 
7,695.00 


1,308.41 
7,549.14 


0.00 
145.86 


0.00 
0.00 


0.00 
145.86 




000 


9,003,41 


8,857.55 


145.86 


0.00 


145.86 


Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 


Sal-Town Manager 

Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish, & Equip, 


0,00 
0.00 
0.00 
0,00 


115,811,44 
254,173,00 
69,660,00 
0-00 


115,811.44 
252,946.87 
50,915.42 
0.00 


0.00 
1,226.13 
18,744.58 
0.00 


0.00 
u.uu 
15,373.30 
0.00 


0.00 

1 ,ZZO. 1 o 

3,371.28 
0.00 




0,00 


439,644,44 


419,673.73 


19,970.71 


15,373.30 


4,597,41 


Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 
19,698.41 


82,610.15 
196,704.33 
2,435.00 


82,610.15 
196,704.33 
2,187.71 


0.00 
0.00 
19,945.70 


0.00 
0.00 
19,945.70 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 






19,698.41 


281,749.48 


281,502.19 


19,945.70 


19,945.70 


0.00 


Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 

Ami Cert. Coll. Tax TiUe 


0.00 
0.00 
938.00 
0.00 


73,887.27 
133,503.58 
19,413.72 
16,746.28 


73,887.27 
133,503.58 
18,340.29 
16,746.28 


0.00 
0.00 
2,011.43 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
303.66 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 
1,707.77 
0.00 






938.00 


243,550.85 


242,477.42 


2,011.43 


303.66 


1,707.77 


Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Cleric 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0,00 


81,088.97 
97,546.66 
3,360.00 
1,000,00 


81,088.97 
97,546.66 
2,850.62 
212.19 


0.00 
0.00 
509.38 
787.81 


0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
787.81 


0.00 
0.00 
509.38 
0.00 






0.00 


182,995.63 


181,698,44 


1,297.19 


787.81 


509.38 


Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 


Sal-Prin. Assessor 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 


0,00 
0.00 
21,788 84 
0,00 


86,764.23 
79,285.00 
85,016.00 
2,410,00 


86,764,23 
77,319.17 
92,187.05 
1,797.00 


0.00 
1,965.83 
14,617.79 
613.00 


0.00 
0.00 
13,892.84 
0.00 


0.00 
1,965.83 
724.95 
613.00 




21,788,84 


253,475,23 


258,067 45 


17,196.62 


13,892.84 


3,303.78 


Town Counsel 
Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 
Expenses 


12,057 53 
4,786.11 


207,930 49 
5,000,00 


221,307.05 
8,467,08 


(1,319,03) 
1,319,03 


n nn 
0.00 


[ 1 ,0 1 y.uo^ 
1,319.03 




16.843 64 


212,930,49 


229.774 13 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Permanent Bid Com 
Pennanent Bid Com 


Salaries 
Expenses 


0.00 
0.00 


450.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


450.00 
0.00 


0.00 
0.00 


450.00 
0.00 




0,00 


450,00 


0.00 


4.50.00 


0.00 


450.00 


General Government Subtotal 




59,268 89 


1,670,532.06 


1,668,223.72 


61,577.23 


50,303.31 


11,273.92 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



TRANSFER & 



Fl INrTinNI/AflTIVITY 




C, FWD TO FY 06 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C FWD TO FY 07 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 05 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2006 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 
















Police 


Sal.-Chief 


0.00 


160,003.41 


160,003'.41 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal.-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


76,199.00 


67,576.54 


8,622.46 


0.00 


8,622.46 


Police 


Odl.-LlcUl. 


n nn 


1 u Q77 nn 


197 A'^'y 77 


7 1^91 O'K 


n nn 


7 '^91 91 


Police 


Sal.-Sgts. 


0.00 


334,117.00 


332,386.79 


1,730.21 


0.00 


1,730.21 


Police 


Sal.-Patrolmen 


0.00 


1,645,246.00 


1,634,049.86 


11,196.14 


0.00 


11,196.14 


Police 


Sal.-Clerical 


0.00 


79,157.88 


79,157.88 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal.-Fill In Costs 


1,527.78 


304,880.00 


305,278.29 


1,129.49 


0.00 


1,129.49 


Police 


Sal.-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


96,405.00 


94,307.38 


2,097.62 


0.00 


2,097.62 


Police 


Sal.-Specialist 


0.00 


12,350.00 


12,350.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal.-lncentive 


0.00 


335,183.62 


335,183.62 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal.-Night Diff 


0.00 


43,371.20 


43,371.20 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


22,107.00 


18,211.04 


3,895.96 


0.00 


3,895.96 


Police 


Expenses 


1,998.83 


189,884.00 


191,602.58 


280.25 


225.87 


54.38 


Police 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






3,526.61 


3,433,881.11 


3,400,934.36 


36,473.36 


225.87 


36,247.49 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Chief 


0.00 


101,661.06 


101,661.06 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


rnc Ucpi. 


odi. Ucp. LrMlcl 


n nf^ 


77 174 OA 


77 1 7 A OA 


n nn 


n nn 


n nn 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Lieut. 


0.00 


330,106.23 


330,106.23 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Privates 


0.00 


1,563,707.00 


1,562,806.12 


900.88 


0.00 


900.88 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Clerk/Disptch 


0.00 


44,754,58 


44,754.58 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-PartTime 


0.00 


14,560.00 


12,219.20 


2,340.80 


0.00 


2,340.80 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Overtime Costs 


0.00 


350,785.01 


350,785.01 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


112,095.00 


108,582.76 


3,512.24 


0.00 


3,512.24 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


14,987.50 


14,987.50 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Fire Alarm 


0.00 


17,389.32 


17,389.32 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


28,960.00 


24,743.06 


4,216.94 


0.00 


4,216.94 


Pirp Dpnt 
rii c L/cpi. 




n on 


104 7fi4 fi? 




Q R4Q AR 


1 216.95 




Fire Dept. 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


2,760,944.56 


2,740,324.22 


20,620.34 


1,216.95 


19,403.39 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


389,220.00 


376,616.65 


12,603.35 


0.00 


12,603.35 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


36,766.57 


51,869.92 


(15,103.35) 


0.00 


(15,103.35) 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


2,500.00 


0.00 


2,500.00 


0.00 


2,500.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Expenses 


8,475.25 


15,500.00 


11,263.72 


12,711.53 


12,711.53 


0.00 






8,475.25 


443,986.57 


439,750.29 


12,711.53 


12,711.53 


(0.00) 


Animal Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


31,883.24 


31,883.24 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,575.00 


1,299.98 


1,275.02 


787.00 


488.02 






0.00 


34,458.24 


33,183.22 


1,275.02 


787.00 


488.02 


Public Safety Subtotal 




12,001.86 


6,673,270.48 


6,614,192.09 


71,080.25 


14,941.35 


56,138.90 


PUBLIC WORKS: 
















Engineering 


Salaries 


0.00 


175,370.00 


171,907.65 


3,462.35 


0.00 


3,462.35 


Engineering 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


5,250.00 


2,750.00 


2,500.00 


0.00 


2,500.00 


Engineering 


Expenses 


0.00 


8,700.00 


8,292.34 


407.66 


0,00 


407,66 






0.00 


189,320.00 


182,949.99 


6,370.01 


0.00 


6,370.01 


Highway Division 


Sal-D.P.W. Supt. 


0.00 


91,052.98 


91,052.98 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,095,398.77 


1,095,398.77 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Sal. 


0.00 


14,733.40 


14,733.40 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


886.53 


113.47 


0.00 


113.47 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


304,077.84 


304,077.84 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp. 


0,00 


70,826.29 


70,826.29 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Fuel & Other 


0.00 


222,515.27 


222,515.27 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


48,000.00 


46,146.81 


1,853.19 


1,853.19 


0.00 



-25- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



TRANSFERS 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C FWD TO FY 06 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FWD TO FY 07 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 05 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2006 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


19.52604 


211,290.60 


218,652.62 


12,164.02 


0.00 


12,164.02 


Highway Oivtsion 


Furnish & Equip 


000 


19,500.00 


0.00 


19,500.00 


19,500.00 


0.00 






19,526.04 


2,078,395.15 


2,064,290.51 


33,630.68 


21,353.19 


12,277.49 


Snow Sice Control 


Salaries 


000 


156,330.00 


140,569.06 


15,760.94 


0.00 


15,760.94 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


0,00 


282,92500 


298,436.68 


(15,511.68) 


0.00 


(15.511.68) 






0.00 


439,255.00 


439,005.74 


249.26 


0.00 


249.26 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


00 


1.530,180.00 


1,379,284.32 


150,895.68 


150,895.68 


0.00 






0.00 


1,530,180.00 


1 379 284 32 


150 895 68 


150 895 68 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


167,050.00 


165,288 05 


1,761.95 


0.00 


1,761.95 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,395,00 


7,566.62 


1,828.38 


0.00 


1,828.38 






0.00 


176,445.00 


172,854.67 


3,590.33 


0.00 


3 590 33 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


321,160.00 


314,940.84 


6,219.16 


0.00 


6,219.16 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


41,900.00 


41,257.50 


642.50 


0.00 


642.50 






0.00 


363,060.00 


356,198.34 


6,861.66 


0.00 


6,861.66 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


148,278.00 


139,900.98 


8,377.02 


0.00 


8,377.02 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


612.00 


17,750.00 


16,479.74 


1,882.26 


0.00 


1,882.26 






612.00 


166,028.00 


156,380.72 


10,259.28 


0.00 


10,259.28 


Sewer 


Salaries 


0.00 


52,902.00 


40,881.18 


12,020.82 


0.00 


12,020.82 


Sewer 


Expenses 


118,217.74 


60,350.00 


4 AA A 4 ^ C 

100,416.75 


"7 4 Cf\ AA 

78,150.99 


AO C "7 ~r A 

48,687.74 


AA Ar"t AC 

29,463.25 


Sewer Subtotal 




118,217.74 


113,252.00 


141,297.93 


90,171.81 


48,687.74 


41,484.07 


Total Public Works 




138 355 78 


5 055 935 15 


4 892 262 22 


302 028 71 


220 936 61 


81 092 10 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 
















Board of Heaitti 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


72,836.53 


72,836.53 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


158,979.00 


157,701.49 


1,277.51 


0.00 


1,277.51 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


0.00 


9.547.00 


9,390.97 


156.03 


0.00 


156.03 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


0.00 


31 621 00 


31 620 96 


0.04 


0.00 


0.04 


Board of Health 


Fumish. & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




0.00 


272,983.53 


271,549.95 


1,433.58 


0.00 


1,433.58 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Salaries 


0,00 


5,040.00 


5,040.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


SealerAWts & Meas. 


Sm Tools & Equip 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 






0.00 


5 i4n nn 


5 MO nn 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


Planning/Consen/. 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


64,622.03 


64,622.03 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Planning/Conserv. 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


172,996.03 


172,996.03 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Plannlng/Conserv. 


Expenses 


0.00 


13,975.00 


7,578.60 


6,396.40 


6,396.40 


0.00 


Pianning/Conserv. 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


900.00 


739.95 


160.05 


0.00 


160.05 


0.00 


252,493.06 


245,936.61 


6,556,45 


6,396.40 


160.05 


BUg. Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


68,875.81 


68,875.81 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


BIdg. Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


99,616.00 


98,264.79 


1,351.21 


0.00 


1.351.21 


Bkig Inspector 


Expenses 


0.00 


3,405.00 


2,817.23 


587.77 


0.00 


587.77 


BIdg. Inspector 


Furnish. & Equip 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




000 


171,896.81 


169,957.83 


1,938.98 


0.00 


1,938.98 


Community Development Subtotal 




0.00 


702,513 40 


692,484.39 


10.029.01 


6,396.40 


3,632.61 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


101,661.07 


101,661.07 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


PuMcBuidngs 


Salaries-Other 


000 


2,063,433.00 


2,061,286.09 


2,146.91 


0.00 


2,146.91 



-26- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWDTO FY 06 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FWDTO FY 07 


CLOSE 






rKUivi r T u 


rioL-ML iUUD 


r lOUnL iUUD 


r lourtL zuuD 


PRDM FY nf! 
rrxUIVI r T UD 


rloL<nL iUUD 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 


9.94 


140,093.06 


123,856.30 


16,246.70 


16,246.70 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


175,000.00 


161,130.40 


13,869.60 


0.00 


13,869.60 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs. 


n nn 
u.uu 


Q7 nnn nn 
y / .uuu.uu 


y3,'tDU. 00 


1 ,3oy.Of 


n nn 
u.uu 


1 "ilQ fi7 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


u.uu 


1fi7 ni^A fiQ 

luf lUO't.oy 


1fi7 n^^^ ftQ 
ID( ,U34.0y 


n nn 

U.UU 


n nn 
u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


U.UU 


003. UU 


/ilU.UU 


1 7*; nn 
1 /3.UU 


n nn 
u.uu 


i7c: nn 

1 /3.uU 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


0.00 


786,002.05 


786,002.05 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


5,000.00 


4,450.00 


550.00 


0.00 


550.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


0.00 


4,500.00 


3,722.75 


777.25 


0.00 


777.25 


Piihli^ RiiiMinnc 
rUUIIU DUIiUliiyb 




841 91 


'i'^ nnn nn 

JO, uuu.uu 


^7 ?71 qn 

J^, J / ) .9U 


1 470 01 


00 


1 470 01 


Public Buildings 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






851.85 


3,593,129.07 


3,557,205.78 


36,775.14 


16,246.70 


20,528.44 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




851.85 


3,593,129.07 


3,557,205.78 


36,775.14 


16,246.70 


20,528.44 


HUMAN SERVICES: 
















Vclc) dl lo 


Salary 


00 


lfi W 0'\ 


1fi "14? 03 


0.00 


00 


00 


\/a ferine 


cxpciioco 


n nn 

u.uu 


1 R'^o nn 

1 ,OJU.UU 


1 npft 1 1 


0^ 1 .oy 


n nn 

u.uu 


891 8Q 
ol. I .oy 


V/pfpran^ 


Assistance 


0.00 


95,000.00 


86.644.72 


8.355.28 


0,00 


8,355.28 






0.00 


113,392.03 


A r\ A ^A A nA 

104,214.86 


9,177.17 


0.00 


9,177.17 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


72.774.11 


72.774.11 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


LlUIdiy 


Odldllco-UUlcI 


n nn 

u.uu 


^ifi 7Qfi nn 


C.OQ no-i 77 


7 774 9*^ 


nn 

u.uu 


7 774 9*^ 


Librafy 


Expenses 


n nn 
u.uu 


iOA nn 


AOA A^A A^ 


1QQ c;q 
1 yy.oy 


n nn 
u.uu 


1QQ f^Q 


Library 


M.V.L.C. 


u.uu 


Oii, oD/.UU 


J<:,oD/.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 






0.00 


747.051.11 


739.077.29 


7,973.82 


0.00 


7,973.82 


D a rc^ Q ti A n 

rvcoicduuri 


odidiy-uiicuiui 


n nn 

u.uu 


30, y IH. j4 




n nn 


n nn 
u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 


fACUIcdUUII 


Qalarioc-Othor 
OdIdI iCo'WU ici 


n nn 

u.uu 


41 nn 




n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


Recreation 


Expenses 


n nn 
u.uu 


o,*tou.uu 




'ID. 00 


n nn 
u.uu 


HO. 00 


Recreation 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


105,728.94 


105,682.09 


46.85 


0.00 


46.85 




odldiy UlIcClOl 


n on 
u.uu 


cy •570 OA 


en -170 

01 ,01 O.^H 


n nn 
u.uu 


n nn 

u.uu 


n nn 
u.uu 


utUcliy OcivlUcb 


OdldllCD UUIcl 


n nn 
u.uu 


7Q oc)R nn 


79 "^fil Q1 


fi Q'?'^ no 
D.yoo.uy 


n nn 

u.uu 


fi Q'?'? no 

u,yoo.uy 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


0.00 


36,045.00 


33,531.17 


2,513.83 


0.00 


2,513.83 






0.00 


172,718.24 


163,271.32 


9,446.92 


0.00 


9.446.92 


Historical Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


14,838.57 


14,838.57 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


1,137.69 


4,000.00 


3,650.48 


1,487,21 


1,487.21 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


505.49 


0.00 


485.34 


20.15 


0.00 


20.15 






1,643.18 


18,838.57 


18,974.39 


1,507.36 


1,487.21 


20,15 


Com on Disabilities 


Salaries 


0.00 


200.00 


0.00 


200.00 


0.00 


200.00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


OAA AA 

300.00 


0.00 


OAA AA 

300.00 






0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 


Human Services Subtotal 




l,D4J.1o 


H H CO noo QQ 
1 ,130,^:^0.09 


1 111 01Q QC 


no ceo 4 


1 ,40/ .^1 




EDUCATION: 
















School Dept. 


Salaries 


751,838.47 


19,354,000.00 


19,902,746.35 


203,092.12 


203,092.12 


(0.00) 


School Dept. 


Expenses 


514,620.77 


5,500,000.00 


5,761,408.94 


253,211.83 


253,211.83 


(0.00) 






1,266,459.24 


24,854,000.00 


25,664,155.29 


456.303.95 


456,303.95 


(0.00) 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsheen Vocational 


0.00 


3,428,807.00 


3,428,807.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 






0.00 


3,428,807.00 


3,428,807.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Education Subtotal 




1,266,459.24 


28,282,807.00 


29,092,962.29 


456,303.95 


456,303.95 


(0.00) 



-27- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 

DEBT SERVICE 
Debt & Interest 
Debt & Interest 
Debt & Interest 
Debt & Interest 
Debt & Interest 

Debt & Interest Subtotal 



TRANSFERS 
C FWD TO FY 06 APPROPRIATION 
FROM FY 05 FISCAL 2006 



EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2006 



BALANCE 
FISCAL 2006 



C.FWD TO FY 07 
FROM FY 06 



CLOSE 
FISCAL 2006 



Schools 

Gen. Government 

Sewer 

Water 

Auth. Fees & Misc. 



Insurance & Bonds 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 

Veterans' Retirement 

Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 

Medicare Employers' Contr. 

Salary Adj & Add. Costs 

Local Trans/T raining Conf. 

Out of State Travel 

Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 
Annual Audit 
Ambulance Billing 
Town Report 

Professional & Technical Services 
Reserve Fund 
Unclassified Subtotal 



0.00 


3,290,025.00 


3,290,025.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,041.300 00 


1,041,300.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


155.868,00 


153,357.50 


2,510.50 


0.00 


2 510 50 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


10,000.00 


1,562.74 


8,437.26 


0.00 


8,437.26 


0.00 


4,497,193.00 


4,486,245.24 


10,947.76 


0.00 


10,947.76 


0.00 


4 497 193 00 


4 486 245 24 


10 947 76 


0.00 


1(1 Q47 7fi 


0.00 


651,250.23 


626,010.52 


25,239.71 


0.00 


25 239 71 


27,168.83 


6,727,560.61 


6,632,121.05 


122,608.39 


122,608.39 


(0.00) 


0.00 


13,008.48 


13,008.48 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


35,583,27 


35,583.27 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


395,000.00 


387.594.46 


7,405.54 


0.00 


7,405.54 


0.00 


20,927.31 


20,504.55 


422.76 


0.00 


422.76 


0.00 


5,000.00 


1,223.56 


3,776.44 


0.00 


3,776.44 


0.00 


1,500,00 


543.00 


957.00 


0.00 


957.00 


0.00 


65,000.00 


63,119.46 


1,880.54 


1,880.54 


0.00 


0.00 


20,000.00 


16,900.00 


3,100.00 


0,00 


3,100.00 


0.00 


25,000.00 


21,570.89 


3,429.11 


2,217.84 


1,211.27 


0.00 


12,000.00 


7,240.00 


4,760.00 


0.00 


4,760.00 


31,445.86 


87,069.51 


57,040.74 


61,474.63 


61,474.63 


0.00 


0.00 


45,033.44 


0.00 


45,033.44 


0.00 


45,033,44 


58,614.69 


8,103,932,85 


7,882,459.98 


280,087.56 


188,181.40 


91,906.16 



Cun^ent Year Overlay 
Retirement Contributions 
Offset Items 
Special Education 
Mass Bay Trans Auth. 
MAPC (Ch.688 of 1963) 
RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 
Metro Air Poll. ConL DisL 
Mosquito Control Program 
M.W.RA. Sewer Assessment 
Charter Schools 
School Choice 
Criminal Justice Training 
Essex County Tech Institure 
Statutory Charges Subtotal 



0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


2,566,703,00 


2,566,703.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


45,485.00 


0.00 


45,485.00 


0.00 


45,485.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


407,419.00 


403,848.00 


3,571.00 


0.00 


3,571.00 


0.00 


5,564,00 


5,889.00 


(325.00) 


0.00 


(325.00) 


0.00 


13,000.00 


15,500.00 


(2,500.00) 


0.00 


(2,500.00) 


0.00 


6,069.00 


6,222.00 


(153.00) 


0.00 


(153.00) 


0.00 


38.911.00 


41,580.00 


(2,669.00) 


0.00 


(2,669.00) 


0.00 


1,891,584.00 


1,828,634.00 


62,950.00 


0.00 


62,950.00 


0.00 


8,971.00 


27,173.00 


(18,202.00) 


0.00 


(18,202.00) 


0.00 


14,497.00 


14,497.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


2,300.00 


0.00 


2,300.00 


0.00 


2,300.00 


0.00 


9,485.00 


21,937.00 


(12,452.00) 


0.00 


(12,452.00) 


0.00 


5,709,988.00 


4,931,983.00 


778,005.00 


0.00 


778,005.00 



Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Warrant Articles Subtotal 



Town Manager 
Po)K» 

Pubic Works 
Pubic Works 



Memorial/Vets Day 


0,00 


5,000.00 


4,979.35 


20.65 


0.00 


20.65 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


1,500.00 


750.00 


0.00 


750.00 


Streets 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


0.00 


10,000.00 


9,558.00 


442.00 


442.00 


0.00 


Site Cleanup Abigail Island 


0,00 


123,000,00 


98,019.99 


24,980,01 


24,980.01 


0.00 


Storm Water Mgmt Plan 


70,060.59 


0.00 


53,105.00 


16,955.59 


16,95559 


0.00 


Drainage Master Plan#1 


5,355 22 


70,000.00 


3,279.10 


72,076 12 


72,076.12 


0.00 




75,415.81 


211,750,00 


170,441,44 


116,724.37 


114,453.72 


2,270.65 


Land Purchase Wildwood S 


0.00 


61,375.56 


61,375,56 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


Cruisers 


0.00 


104,000.00 


102,583.20 


1,416,80 


0.00 


1,416.80 


Brush Chipper 


9,600.00 


(9,600.00) 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


Vertidrain 


5,101.00 


(5,000.00) 


0.00 


101,00 


0.00 


101.00 



-28- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



TRANSFER* 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C.FWDTOFY06 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FWDTOFY07 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 05 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FISCAL 2006 


FROM FY 06 


FISCAL 2006 


Public Works 


Town Septage Facility 


16,292.00 


(16,000.00) 


0.00 


292.00 


0.00 


292.00 


Public Works 


Cemetery Expansion 


83,000.00 


0.00 


24,277.00 


58,723.00 


58,723.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Construction/Malnt Vehicles 


1,891.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,891.00 


0.00 


1,891.00 


Public Works 


One Ton Dump Truck 


5,114.00 


(5,000.00) 


0.00 


114.00 


0.00 


114.00 


Public Buildings 


Town Hall Root 


2,300.00 


0.00 


2.300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Library HVAC 


11,814.90 


0.00 


11,814.90 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


School 


Security System 


50,000.00 


0.00 


39.38 


49,960.62 


49,960.62 


0.00 


School 


Burner/Boiler Replacement 


10,800.66 


0.00 


0.00 


10,800.66 


10,800.66 


0.00 


School 


High School Track 


1,285.54 


0.00 


1.000.00 


285.54 


0.00 


285.54 


School 


Roof Repairs 


12,017,75 


0.00 


2,201.32 


9,816.43 


9,816.43 


0.00 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 


209,216.85 


129,775.56 


205,591.36 


133,401.05 


129,300.71 


4,100.34 


GRAND TOTAL 




1,821,828.15 


65,789.055.46 


65.325.271.46 


2,285,612.15 


1,198,551.36 


1,087,060.79 



-29- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



DCX/CMI ICC- 

KtVtNUto. 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 

ZUVO 


Actual Fiscal 

2UUb 


Water Receivables Rates 
Water Receivables Services 
Water Receivables Industrial 
Water Receivables Connections 
Water Receivables Fire Protection 
Water Receivables Cross Connections 
Water Liens 
Special Assessments 

PrnnPftv RpntsilQ 
riUpCiiy rvdiiaio 

Miscellaneous 
Reimbursements 


2,746,952.98 
25,653.55 
20,662.63 

J/ ,OUb.Db 

48,479.63 

^D,ODO.UU 

107,167.07 
656.47 
ini 671 fin 
33,742.10 
5,500.00 


3,176,866,29 
18,182.79 
10,973.64 
oO,22o.OD 
44,378.57 

202,350.79 
623.85 
111 914 19 
350,999.27 
6,644.94 


2,833,982.82 
22,465.11 
85,188.76 

OA OOO AT 

89,822.4/ 
50,171.47 
oU,0b/.y4 
129,532.86 
435.95 
7fi 1QQ OA 
20,202.29 
7,594.95 


3,020,256.92 
32,817.48 
19,706.65 
54,926.50 
52,057.99 
2d,/U9.30 
106,025.19 
0.00 
infi Q9ft QQ 

132,285.56 
18,220.95 


Tntal Rpvpniip 


3 153 846 68 


3 982 059 95 


3 345 663 66 


3 569 935 53 


ODeratina Costs 


3 464 624 58 


3 851 233 30 


2 485 048 30 


3 535 119 18 


Total Operating Costs 


3,464,624.58 


3,851,233.30 


2,485,048.30 


3,535,119.18 


Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 


(310,777.90) 


130,826.65 


860,615.36 


34,816.35 


Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 
Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 


373,599.00 


470,523.00 


493,508.00 


559,312.00 


Excess of Expenditures and 
Transfers over Revenues 


(684,376.90) 


(339,696.35) 


367,107.36 


(524,495.65) 


Total Fund Balance - Beginning 


3,093,657.36 


2,409,280.46 


2,069,584.11 


2,436,691.47 


Total Fund Balance - Ending 


2,409,280.46 


2,069,584.11 


2,436,691.47 


1,912,195.82 



-30- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 



Town Meeting Dates 
Initial Project Authorization 



Main Street Middle School 
Sewer Project 
4/22/89 4/26/97 



747,000 



24,300,000 



Total 

Public Safety High School Land (Memorandum 

Building Renovation Purchase Only) 
4/26/97 4/21/01 4/23/05 

7,986,000 975,000 335,000 34,423,000 



REVENUES: 

Intergovernmental 0.00 

Total Revenue 0.00 
EXPENDITURES: 
Capital Outlay 

Total Expenditures 0.00 
Excess of revenues over/under 

expenditures 0.00 

Other Financial Sources(uses): 

Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 0.00 

Proceeds of General 

Obligation Bonds & Notes 0.00 

Operating Transfers 0.00 

Other Financial Sources/Uses 0.00 



0.00 



0.00 

0.00 
0.00 

0.00 

0.00 
0.00 

0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 

0.00 

0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 

0.00 

0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 

335,000.00 
0.00 
335,000.00 



0.00 



0.00 



335,000.00 335,000.00 



(335,000.00) (335,000.00) 



0.00 

335,000.00 
0.00 

335,000.00 



Excess of revenues 
and other sources over 
(under) expenditures and 

other uses 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



FUND BALANCE JULY 1,2005 



56,000.60 



121,812.80 



3,615.92 



32,059.66 



0.00 



213,488.98 



FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2006 



56,000.60 



121,812.80 



3,615.92 



32,059.66 



0.00 



213,488.98 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006 



DESCRIPTION 

INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 

Comprehensive Middle 
School 

High School Renovation 
Public Safety Building 
Public Safety Building 



YEAR YEAR 
ISSUE DUE RATE AMOUNT 



ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL 
PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING 



BOND 



PRINCIPAL 



PRINCIPAL 
OUTSTANDING 



06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5,0 24,300,000 

06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5,0 975,000 

06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5,0 

06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 



Main Street Sevi/er Project 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5,0 



5,986,000 
2,000,000 
985,000 



JUNE 30, 2005 ADDITIONS RETIREMENTS JUNE 30, 2006 



14,589,000 
585,000 
3,586,000 
1,200,000 
585,000 



2,427,500 
97,500 
600,000 
200,000 
100,000 



12,161,500 
487,500 
2,986,000 
1,000,000 
485,000 



TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 



34,246,000 



20,545,000 



3,425,000 



17,120,000 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 




It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the operations, activities and 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department for the year 2006. It is also with deep regret the 
department saw the passing of retired Fire Lieutenant WiUiam P. Nee and Call Fire Fighter James 
Mann this past year. Fire Fighter Linda Giles retired from the Fire Department in January. Fire 
Fighter Eric Nansel was appointed to the department in January. In March he graduated from the 
Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy 12-week recruit program as an NFPA certified fire fighter. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five Lieutenants, twenty-nine fire fighters, one 
full-time clerk, and one part-time clerk. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Deputy Fire Chief 

Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 

Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. 
Edmund J. Corcoran, III 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Joseph T. McMahon 
Christopher J. Nee 

Clerks 

Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 

Fire Fighters 

John F. McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Eric J. Nansel 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 
Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
Thomas C. Casella 
Thomas W. Ceres 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 
David R. Feyler 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
William J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 



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The department responded to a total of 2,574 calls during 2006. 



Residential Buildings 


1 n 
lb 


Ambulance/RescuesAV ater 


1,364 


Residential (.Other) 


1 


Mutual Aid Received - Ambulance 


97 


Commercial Structures 


7 


Service Calls 


^ AH 

04 / 


Commercial (Other) 





Carbon Monoxide Detectors 


36 


Chimney. Firephices & 




Haz Mat 


1 


Woodbm-ning Stoves 


3 






N'ehicles 


13 


Out of Town Assistance 


160 


Brush. Grass or Rubbish 


73 


Haz Mat 


2 


Dumpsters 


2 


Fire 


30 


False Alarms 


254 


Ambulance/Rescue 


128 


Estimated value of property endangered was $3,740,810. Estimated property loss $222,000. 




The following is a list of permits issued: 








Black Powder 


2 


Propane 


54 


Blasting 


5 


Report 


53 


Class C Explosive 


1 


Smoke Detector 


160 


Fire Alarm 


60 


Tank 


62 


Flammable Liquid 


12 


Miscellaneous 


7 


Oil Burner 


148 


Sprinkler 


35 


Subpoena 


4 


Truck 


22 


Welding 


5 


Gas Stations 


11 


Plan Review 


116 


Copies 


5 






TOTAL 


762 


As required by law, the Fire Prevention Bureau 


under the direction of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley 


inspected aU schools, pubhc buildings, nursing homes and flammable storage facihties. Other 




inspections Usted below: 








New Residential Plans Review 




94 




New Residential Fire Inspections 




49 




New Industrial Plans Review 




24 




Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 




75 




Underground Tank Removals 




36 




Underground Tank Installations 




4 




Aboveground Tank Removals 




29 




Oil Burner/Tank 




137 




Propane 




54 




Nursing Home Inspections 




8 




Gas Station Inspections 




11 





Shift personnel inspected 220 residential/commercial properties for smoke and carbon monoxide 
detectors in compliance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. This year we 
continued an in-service fire inspection program of commercial properties. One hundred twenty-eight 
inspections were conducted by on-duty shift personnel to identify and correct hazards while 
familiarizing themselves with the properties. 

Classrooms at all of the public schools K-5 have received instruction on fire safety by Lieutenant 
Daniel Hurley. The Safe Grant was funded and allowed for the continuation of fire safety education 
in the schools. Fire Fighters Thomas Ceres, Robert Patrie, Frederick Ryan and David Woods 
instructed students in fire safety. Seniors at the Senior Center also received instruction on fire 
safety. On March 31, 2006 Nicole's Law went into effect requiring all homes to install Carbon 
Monoxide Detectors. Fire Department inspections on CO detectors are required on the sale of new or 
existing home.s. Since March 31st, 135 inspections have been done. 



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The Placarded Buildings program identifying and placarding with a red X any vacant structures that 
may be extra hazardous to fire fighters continued. Close monitoring by the Fire Department and 
Building Inspector's office have resulted in quick resolution and fire prevention at several locations. 

A new ambulance was appropriated at annual Town Meeting. A design committee consisting of Fire 
Fighters Robert Woods, Richard McClellan and David Feyler worked diligently to provide the 
specifications that best serve the community. Expected deUvery is in the spring of 2007 

Deputy Chief Edward Bradbury and Fire Fighter Richard McClellan attended monthly meetings of 
the Metro Fire Investigators organization. This regional unit consisting of federal, state and local 
fire investigators was created to develop a data and information sharing task force. This past year 
saw several outstanding arson cases resolved due to the hard work and skill of these individuals. In 
May they participated in a controlled training building burn in Saugus involving five different fire 
scenarios and investigative techniques. 

The municipal fire alarm division personnel are Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and Fire Fighter 
David Feyler. Their mission is to maintain and expand the Municipal Fire Alarm System/Keltron 
Digital Communicator to provide fire alarm signal transmission from the protected properties back 
to the Public Safety Dispatch Center. These alarm systems are installed in new and existing 
buildings. They are the quickest and most reliable way to transmit a fire alarm signal directly to the 
Fire Department. 

Two hundred and thirty-three master boxes, sixteen street boxes, and twenty-five miles of wire 
currently make up the six circuits. All circuits and boxes are in good working order and all repairs 
due to weather related incidents or motor vehicles hitting utility poles have been corrected or are in 
the process of being corrected at the time of this report. 

New Master Boxes installed in 2006: 

3155 LLC, 4 JeweU Drive 

3344 Dicenzo Properties, 80R Industrial Way 

5467 Cummings Properties, 64 Concord Street 

New Keltron Digital Dialers installed in 2006: 

49 B&B Liquor Station, 433B Main Street 

50 Lucci Realty Trust, 211 Lowell Street 

51 Teradyne Inc., 700 River Park Drive 

52 GCG Associates, 84 Main Street 

53 Cummings Properties, 64 Concord Street 

The Lowell Street, Woburn Street to Industrial Way project is complete. The Master Boxes are tied into 
the new wire and the old wire taken down. Five thousand feet of multi-pair wire was installed from 
Lowell and Woburn Streets to 65 Industrial Way. 

Two new projects are underway. Lowell Street (Main and LoweU Streets to Walpole Woodworkers) and 
Route 125 and BaUardvale Street (the Route 93 North on-ramp). The fire alarm wire along the utihty 
right-of-way must be relocated to the new utihty poles being set by Verizon and Reading Municipal 
Light Department. The BaUardvale Street and Route 125 Project is now complete. Three thousand feet 
of multi-pair wire was installed from Avalon Oaks to 200 BaUardvale Street. This project was funded by 
MassHighway. In 2007 we wiU continue to replace old, outdated wire on the circuits and upgrade any 
equipment as needed. 

Certification renewal classes and advanced training was attended at the ISMA seminar in AprU for the 
fire alarm personnel. 



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In October, a Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee was formed consisting of seven 
communities including BiUerica. Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Wilmington. 
The main goal is to establish standardized regional emergency planning and sharing of resources in the 
event of a major disaster. 

The Town of Wilmington continued the NIMS (National Incident Management System) training 
progi-am for town employees. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all 
government, private sector and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic 
incidents. 

In November Fire Fighter Christopher Pozzi responded to the Danvers explosion as a member of the 
State Incident Support Unit to assist in managing the multi- agency/multi-jurisdictional incident. Fire 
Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and I responded to the same incident with the District 6 Hazardous 
Materials Response LInit. 

Lieutenant Joseph McMahon oversaw several departmental training programs including the topics of 
confined space rescue, auto extrication and propane emergencies. 

The Wilmington Fire Fighters Toys for Wilmington Children program continued to grow under the 
direction of Fire Fighter Brian Anderson and Fire Fighters Local 1370. The tireless efforts of the 
Wilmington fire fighters who volunteer their time continue to ensure a happy holiday season for those 
less fortunate. 

The Fire Department continues to work closely with the Community Development Technical Review 
Team consisting of representatives from the major town departments to review proposed construction 
projects in town. This group works in concert to provide a coordinated approach to controlling 
development while insuring safety considerations. The Main Street corridor by Wilmington Plaza saw 
major redevelopment begin that will transform the area. A major safety improvement occurred on 
Marion Street as the water mains were connected, thereby eUminating the longest dead-end main in 
town and increasing fire flow, particularly in the summer months. The looping of water mains between 
Ashwood Avenue, Jonspin Road and Upton Drive are nearing completion. An agreement to connect this 
system to Ballardvale Street has been reached among local developers at no cost to the town. 

I beUeve the town has done an exceptional job in maintaining existing services in a budget climate that 
has seen so many communities losing ground. I also believe that the time has come for the long overdue 
expansion of the Wilmington Fire Department based upon the need for a North Wilmington Sub 
Station. In April, the town meeting confirmed this need with an affirmative vote to commission an 
analysis of appropriate locations for this station. 

1 wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Deputy Fire Chief Edward G. Bradbury, Jr., Clerk Linda K. 
DeMole, Lieutenant Daniel M. Hurley, Jr., Part-time Clerk Isabel E. RascheUa and Fire Fighter Charles 
R. Taylor, Jr. A special appreciation to Fire Fighter Thomas W. Ceres for continuing to oversee the 
computer program for the department and all of the members of the Fire, Police and Dispatch 
Departments for your efforts. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff Assistant Town Manager, 
Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations for their assistance during 
the past year. 



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Police Departmeet 




Brian Pupa, Joseph Desmond and Robert Richter are promoted to 
Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief, respectively 



In accordance with the by-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the annual 
report on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2006. 

Many organizational changes have taken place within the Wilmington Police Department in the last 
year. These changes have taken place in the area of personnel and in the structure itself. In 2005, 
with the retirement of Chief Robert H. Spencer, T was pleased to be involved in promoting and hiring 
personnel to fill the vacancies which were created. I am delighted to be joined by Deputy Chief 
Robert V. Richter as the Executive Officer of the department. Deputy Chief Richter has served the 

Town of Wilmington for over 20 
years and has been involved as a 
leader of this organization for more 
than 10. Together we have bold 
plans for the young department and 
embrace the responsibilities 
bestowed upon us. Also promoted in 
the recent transition is Lieutenant 
Joseph Desmond. Lieutenant 
Desmond has been a member of the 
Wilmington Police force for close to 
20 years and was a senior Patrol 
Sergeant prior to being selected for 
promotion. His assignments will 
include grant and operations 
administration. Lieutenant 
Desmond's position as Patrol 
Sergeant was filled by Sergeant 
Brian Pupa. Brian was previously 
assigned as the department's Community Policing Grant Administrator. Two new members of the 
department were hired in July of this year. We are pleased to welcome Officers Daniel D'Eon and 
Dennis Rooney to the department. Both officers are veterans of our Armed forces and have begun 
their training at the Police Academy with anticipated graduations in February of 2007. 

The department maintained and enhanced many of our specialist services over the last year. 
Lieutenant Neville has created a regional criminal activity notification system which pools 
information resources and disseminates that information daily to our counterparts in law 
enforcement. Many cases have been solved throughout the region due to this new program. Grant 
programs continue to be a large part of our targeted enforcement efforts in the areas of traffic, 
occupant safety and alcohol enforcement. Through agreements with the Governor's Highway Safety 
Bureau, we are able to deploy targeted enforcement efforts to specific areas and trends. With the 
grant funds we are able to educate the pubic as well on these very important issues. We provided a 
drug awareness program teaching parents about current trends and issues with addiction and our 
youth population. Programs such as these, which are held in conjunction with the Wilmington 
Schools, take a proactive approach to real problems in our community. As community educators, we 
provide CPR and first aide training during the year as well as several RAD (Rape Aggression 
Defense) classes. Our evaluation studies of participants fortify our belief in and continued support of 
these programs and classes. 

The Wilmington Police Department is committed to the safe education of our children and we 
maintain a wonderful relationship with the School Department. With the commitment of two full- 
time School Resource Officers, a DARE Officer and our Safety and Traffic Division, our presence in 
the schools is unparalleled for this region. We will continue to provide resources and partnership in 
this important area of public safety. Although some of these programs began with grant 
appropriations, the department has continued funding within the annual budget. Our goal is to 
continue to provide services and tailor our programs to the needs of the community. 



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We have established a full-time Training Division for the education of our officers as well. Officer 
Steven LaRivee and Sergeant Scott Sencabaugh have been assigned to this division. Combined with 
other members of the department, they bring many years of instructor experience and expertise to 
the department. These officers will be tasked with preparing our department for Homeland Security 
responses as well as the use of equipment and technological advances. As the picture of American 
policing changes, the need to adapt and train appropriately has become even more critical and will 
become an increased responsibility in the years to come. The department's training room continues 
to be used to train our personnel as well as the community and other agency personnel. We continue 
our agreement with the Massachusetts Police Institute in providing the venue for advanced and 
beginner crime scene schools as well as various other courses of instruction. Our department benefits 
by obtaining tuition free attendance to these courses. 



Our K-9 Team, as one of our recently 
implemented programs, has recorded 
many successes over the past year. 
Officer Eric Palmer and his partner 
Kimo have competed in several 
competitions and trainings in the area 
of K-9 Patrol. In June of this year the 
team became Patrol Dog 1 certified 
taking second place in the suspect 
search competition. Later that month, 
they competed in Merrimack, N.H. 
taking 1st Place in Obedience, 3rd in 
Evidence Search and 3rd in Agility. 
During this competition, the team of 
Officer Palmer and K-9 Kimo took 2nd 
place in the overall dog component. In 
September, Officer Palmer and K-9 
Kimo completed an International 
Certification in both Narcotics 
Detection and Patrol. The team has 
become a popular resource for 
education, public relations and 
regional partnerships over the last 
year. We do not doubt their continued 
success. 

The department has continued its 
commitment to the North East 
Massachusetts Law Enforcement 
Council. This regional Law 
Enforcement Council provides 
response resources to major incidents. 
As active members in this L.E.C. we 
can call upon this resource pool in a 
large scale incident. These resources 
include access to S.W.A.T. and large 
scale response teams, mobile command posts and crime scene services. We are involved in 
partnerships with the federal government as well. We have committed officers to belong to the Joint 
Terrorism Task Force in conjunction with the F.B.I, and the Cross Boarders Initiative which 
partners with the D.E.A. 




Ever alert K-9 Kimo 



The following statistical reports detail the calls for service and some resulting enforcement action 
and outcomes of these incidents. The figures are statistically consistent with the latest trends both 
locally and nationally. There have been only minor variations in the statistical data over the 
previous year. Clearance rates for various offenses remained consistent as well. 



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In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the citizens of the Town of Wilmington 
and members of the town government for their continued support. The Police Department believes 
its successful year is due to the collaborative efforts of all and in the partnerships we share. 

The following was the Departmental Roster of Personnel for most of 2006: 



Chief of Police, Michael R. Begonis 

Deputy Chief, Robert V. Richter 

Lt. Joseph A. Desmond, Operations/Grants 
Lt. J. Christopher Neville, Detective 



Sergeants 

David L. Axelrod David M. McCue, Jr. 

David J. Bradbury Brian T. Pupa 

Charles R. Fiore Scott A. Sencabaugh 



Detectives and Specialists 

Court/Inspector, James R. White 
DARE, Julie M. Brisbois 
Inspector, Thomas A. Miller 
Inspector, David A. Sugrue 
Inspector, Patrick B. Nally 
Inspector, Brian J. Stickney 
Juvenile/Sex, Patrick J. King 

Narcotics, John M. Bossi 
Safety Officer, Brian M. Moon 
School Resource, Chester A. Bruce, III 
School Resource, Anthony Fiore 

Uniform Patrol Officers 



Christopher J. Ahern 
Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Daniel C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
John W. Delorey 
Daniel P. D'Eon 
Christopher J. Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Brian J. Gillis 
Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Brian T. Hermann 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 
Steven R. LaRivee 
Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 



Clerical Staff 
Patricia Gustafson and Julie Clark 



Thomas A. McConologue 
Daniel E. Murray 
Eric T. Palmer 
Dennis P. Rooney 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 
Michael W. Wandell 





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Officer Eric Palmer with neighborhood children 

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Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2006 



ARRESTS: 




SEX CRIMES: 




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Rape 


4 


Assault & Battery 


24 


Indecent Exposure 


4 


Breaking & Entering 


5 


Indecent A&B 


2 


Disorderly 


3 


Other 


_6 


Gambling 





TOTAL SEX CRIMES: 


16 


Larceny 


8 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 





MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 




Liquor Laws 





Seat Belt 


497 


Malicious Damage 


10 


Using Without Authority 


1 


Murder 





License Violations 


306 


Narcotics 


59 


Endangering 


40 


Operating Under the Influence 


46 


Leaving Scene Property Damage 


16 


Rape 


1 


Operating Under Influence 


48 


Receiving Stolen Property 


10 


Unregistered/Uninsured 


355 


Robbery 





Speed 


2,701 


Sex Offenses not Rape 


3 


Other 


1.765 


Other 


275 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 


5,735 


TOTAL: 


444 










CITATIONS ISSUED: 




PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Warnings 


2,630 


Ages: 




Complaints 


166 


11/12 





Non-Criminal 


1,330 


13/14 


1 


Arrests 


149 


15 





TOTAL CITATIONS: 


5,085 


16 


3 






17 


6 


CRIMES REPORTED: 




TOTAL UNDER 18: 


10 


Threats - Arson, Bombing, Ealling 


36 






Assault & Battery: 




18 


7 


Firearm 





19 


3 


Knife 





20 


10 


Other Weapon 


20 


21 


3 


Aggravated-hand-foot 


6 


22 


7 


Simple Assault 


27 


23 


7 


TOTAL ASSAULTS: 


89 


24 


4 






25/29 


11 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




30/34 


5 


Residential 


32 


35/39 


11 


Non Residential 


33 


40/44 


14 


Attempted 


n 


45/49 


3 


TOTAL BREAKING & ENTERING: 


76 


50/54 


7 






55/59 


3 


ROBBERY: 




60 & Over 


jQ 


Firearm 





TOTAL OVER 18: 


95 


Other Weapon 


2 






Strong Arm 


1 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


105 


TOTAL ROBBERIES: 


3 



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LARCENIES: INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Pocket Picking 1 Alarms Responded to 1,424 

Purse Snatching 1 Disturbances 325 

Shoplifting 16 Domestic Problems no Assaults 185 

From Motor Vehicle 59 Assist Other Agencies 313 

MA^ Parts & Accessories 9 Fires Responded to 137 

Bikes 9 Juvenile Complaints 155 

From Buildings 98 Missing Persons 44 

From Coin Machines 1 Malicious Damage Complaints 422 

Other 103 Prowlers Reported 37 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 297 Miscellaneous Complaints 19,736 

MA^ Accidents 740 

Frauds 99 Suspicious Activity, Persons, Vehicles 1,366 

Suicides & Attempts 10 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: Sudden Deaths 6 

Autos 6 

Trucks & Buses 6 OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

Other Vehicles _3 Restraining Orders Served 1 19 

TOTAL MAA THEFT: 15 Parking Tickets Issued 569 

Firearms I.D. Issued 51 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: License To Carry Issued 238 

Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 

Wilmington 2 Dealer Permits Issued 

Stolen Wilmington and Recovered Reports to Insurance 

Out of Town 7 Companies and Attorneys 486 

Stolen Out of Town and Recovered 

Wilmington _7 Animal Complaints 979 

TOTAL RECOVERED: Child Safety Seats 709 



Dogs Licensed 

Complaints 

Trips 

Trip Hours 

Animals Picked Up 

Animals Returned to Owner 

Animals Adopted 

Animals Picked Up Deceased 

Animals Quarantined 

Animals Euthanized 

Animals Released Back to Wild 

Total Days for Dog in Kennel 

Barn Inspections 

Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 

Total Working Hours 




*Represents mostly wildlife 



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Dog and cat owners attend rabies clinic to have 
their pet inoculated 



FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



Public Buildings Department 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town and school 
buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are properly cleaned and maintained for town 
employees, school children and personnel and the general public. We also repair town-owned traffic 
signals and assist the Water Department in maintaining their buildings. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 2006: 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the outside of the High School Field House. 

Voting areas were set up for elections. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts and plays. 
Chairs and staging were set up for the AprU Town Meeting. 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean, fresh start to the school year. 
New 2,100 square foot area of roof was replaced at the Shawsheen School above the kitchen. 
Moved the Food Pantry from the Swain School to the Old South School. 
New boiler was installed at the old Town Hall (Arts Council). 

Old Home Economics area was remodeled to accommodate a new computer lab at the High School. 
New boiler was installed at the Senior Center. 

New floor and tiles were installed at the Water Department Browns Crossing due to the spring flood. 
New lighting was installed in the cafeteria at the North Intermediate School. 
New lighting and electrical panel were instaUed at the Department of Public Works garage. 
Main electric power upgrade was installed at the Water Department Salem Street Pump Station. 
All town-owned traffic signals were maintained and repaired as needed. 

Upgraded the electricity in the High School Field House to accommodate the new refreshment stand. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town departments, 
school administration and especially all the employees of the Public Buildings Department for their 
continued help, support and cooperation making 2006 a productive year. 




The year 2006 was a quiet year for the Permanent Building Committee. All projects are now 
complete. We hope that in the future, the construction of a new fire sub-station in North Wilmington 
will be funded. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town 
departments, school administration and especially the people of Wilmington in their support and 
cooperation for future projects. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, 1, Donald N. Onusseit, hereby respectfully 
submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmington Department of Pubhc Works for the year 
2006. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and 
Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Public Works Projects : 

Woburn Street Sidewalk Project - Construction on the fourth phase of the Woburn Street Sidewalk 
Project was completed in 2006, with the installation of approximately 2,340 linear feet of sidewalk from 
Concord Street to Allgrove Lane. This project has provided 1.6 miles of new sidewalk from Wildwood 
Street to the Woburn Street School. 

Canal Street Culvert Replacement - In August, the DPW replaced the deteriorated corrugated metal 
culvert system (One - 36" Corrugated Metal Pipe, and One 36" x 56" Corrugated Metal Pipe) across 
Canal Street at Mill Brook with twin 3 foot by 6 foot pre-cast concrete box culverts. The design and 
permitting for the project was handled by the DPW's Engineering Division, with the installation being 
accomplished by the Highway Division. 




Canal Street culvert replacement project 



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Silver \A\kc Storniw ntcr Improvement Project - In cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of 
Conservation and Recreation (Ml)CR). the Town of Wilmington, working with GeoSyntec 
Consultants and Cali Corporation, have completed the replacement of three direct storm drain 
discharges into Silver Lake with a series of low-impact development (LID) techniques that 
disconnect flow paths, promote infiltration, trap sediment, and allow biological uptake of pollutants. 
Techniques include grass and vegetated swales, bioretention cells, vegetated wetlands, rain gardens, 
porous pavement, and other innovative LID features. The project gained the support of the public 
through successful outreach efforts on the part of the town and the MDCR. Construction was 
completed on schedule by the opening of the Silver Lake beach season, and may have contributed to 
the fact that no beach closings were seen this summer due to water quality problems. 



Silver Lake Storm water Improvement Project 




Preparation of Parking Lot for Project 




Installation of FlexiPave material Installation of GravelPave materials 




Demonstration of porous pavement 



Highway Division (658-4481) 



All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, 
instalUng street and warning signs, patching streets, cleaning catch basins, cutting brush along the 
roadsides, picking up trash along our roadsides, painting and replacing guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety Hnes and crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Guardrails : Approximately 100 hnear feet of wood guardrails were installed at various locations. 
(Middlesex Avenue, Shawsheen Avenue, Swain School Parking Lot). 

Curbing : Approximately 2,670 linear feet of damaged bituminous concrete curbing was replaced at 
various locations. 

Roadway Projects : 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of Public Works in 2006: 
Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing with Pavement Cold Planing : Chapter 90 funds from the 
Massachusetts Highway Department were used on the following roadway projects: 

Industrial Way (Woburn Street to Progress Way) - 3,375 linear feet 
Middlesex Avenue (School Street to Wildwood Street) - 1,300 linear feet 
Progress Way (Industrial Way to End) - 640 linear feet 
Woburn Street (Concord Street to Federal Street) - 3,750 linear feet 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Chapter 90 and Highway Department funds were used to resurface 
the following roadways: 

Baker Street (Brand Avenue to End) - 684 linear feet 

Brand Avenue (Richmond Street to Baker Street) - 1,460 linear feet 

Cottage Street (Main Street to Kadlec Street) - 927 linear feet 

Emerson Street (Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road) - 590 linear feet 

Fanueil Drive (Massachusetts Avenue to End) - 790 linear feet 

Harvard Avenue (Main Street to River Street) - 430 linear feet 

Hobson Avenue (Pine Street to End) - 1,560 linear feet 

Lloyd Road (Main Street to End) - 1,050 Hnear feet 

Magazine Road (Wisser Street to End) - 320 linear feet 

Magazine Street (Wisser Street to Taplin Avenue) - 190 linear feet 

Miles Street (Main Street to Hobson Avenue) - 380 linear feet 

Norfolk Avenue - 200 linear feet 

Pine Avenue (Main Street to Hobson Avenue) - 380 linear feet 
Williams Avenue (Main Street to End) - 706 Hnear feet 
Wisser Street (Main Street to Brand Avenue) - 1,146 linear feet 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Water Department funds were used to resurface the following 
roadways, and the following water main replacements: 

Bancroft Street (Liberty Street to End) - 400 Hnear feet 
Lang Street (Bancroft Street to End) - 409 linear feet 
Liberty Street (Federal Street to End) - 740 Hnear feet 
Oak Street (Salem Street to End) - 700 Hnear feet 
River Street (Massachusetts Avenue to End) - 453 linear feet 

Microsurfacing : Chapter 90 funds were used for microsurfacing (with crackseaHng) the foUowing 
roadways: 

Park Street (Woburn Street to North Reading Line) - 4,480 Hnear feet 
Salem Street (Middlesex Avenue to Cunningham Street) - 7,100 Hnear feet 



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Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 62 inches of snow for the winter of 2005-2006. 
The average annual snowfall for Wilmington is approximately 56 inches. 



Tree Division (658-2809) 

The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance work such as trimming, cutting, spraying, tree 
removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety 
at numerous locations. 



The Town Common was illuminated again this year with Christmas lights installed by the Tree 
Dmsion. 



Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 30 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 



Mosquito Control : The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito 
Control Project (CMMCP). The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), blending 
state-of-the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific research to provide 
member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost effective mosquito control. As part of 
the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to expand their water management program. 
By cleaning clogged and overgrown waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are 
restored and water quality is improved. 



BTI mosquito lanacide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. They routinely check 
known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to notify them of any areas they suspect could breed 
mosquitoes. Field crews will investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 



The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or larviciding but it is recognized 
that there are times when adult mosquito spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential 
and recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted sprayers. 



Cemetery Division (658-3901) 



All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, weeding, 
trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations for monuments, etc. 



Burials 



Died in Wilmington 32 

Died Elsewhere 52 

Non-Resident 83 

Moved to New Lot 1 

Cremations 38 

Infants 2 

TOTAL: 208 



Receipts 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 

TOTAL: 



$67,685.00 
$ 4,078.40 
$ 204.00 
$71,967.40 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL: 



$30,525.00 
0.00 
$30,525.00 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 
TOTAL: 



$31,625.00 
0.00 

$31,625.00 



GRAND TOTAL: 



$134,117.40 



Cemetery Expansion : In 2006, the Department of Public Works completed the first phase of the 
Wildwood Cemetery expansion program with the completion of a new "Two-Grave with Monument 
Section" adjacent to the garage building. This section will add approximately 240 new graves to the 
cemetery's inventory. In late 2006, the DPW began the Phase 2 expansion adjacent to the Veterans' 
Section. This work is scheduled to be finished in early 2008. 



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Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, 
aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for baseball, softball, football, field hockey and soccer. All 
fields and parks were fertihzed and brush was cleared from the air vents at all the town's schools. 

Athletic Field Proiects : All fields were aerated and fertilized during the year. Alumni Field at the high 
school was top dressed and reseeded in preparation for the start of the fall season. The small field 
behind the Boutwell School was reconstructed by DPW forces with grading, learning, seeding, and the 
installation of an irrigation system. The field is scheduled to be available for use in September of 2007. 

Playgrounds : In the summer a new playground 
was constructed on the Shawsheen School grounds. 
The new playground, which replaced the old 
"KidsPlace," meets all safety and handicapped 
accessibility requirements. The total cost for the 
project was approximately $133,000. Funding was 
provided by the town and by many generous 
donations from groups and individuals. 

Engineering Division (658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town 
departments, boards and commissions with 
engineering related projects. This included the 
review of subdivision plans, site plans and special 
permits for the Planning Board, Notice of Intent 
plan filings for the Conservation Commission and 
various Board of Appeals cases. The Division also 
established surety estimates for subdivision 
projects and performed construction inspections of 
subdivision roadways. In addition, surveying 
services and construction inspection were provided 
for various projects of the Department of Public Works. 

Household Rubbish Collection. Disposal and Recycling (658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse disposal and recycling 
programs. These programs include household rubbish and recycling; appliance, television, and computer 
monitor recycling; yardwaste recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste collection. 
If homeowners have any questions or complaints, please call the above number. 

The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass clippings, brush and 
Christmas trees. In January, 2,087 Christmas trees were collected at curbside by the Department of 
Public Works. 




Young residents enjoy new playground 
at the Shawsheen School 



In 2006 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable material: 



Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
White Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 
Cathode Ray Tubes (TV's, Monitors) Collected 



10,927 Tons 

1,225 Tons (Recycled) 

162 Tons (Recycled) 

527 Tons (Recycled) 

1,375 Tons (Recycled) 

34 Tons (Recycled) 



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Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711) 



Water : 

The Water Department had many projects this year focusing on water quahty and additional water 
supply. 

The Salem Street Pumping Station has been refurbished with the addition of two (2) satellite wells, 
which should enable us to once again produce 1 million gallons per day from this location. The 
pumps, motors, and controls have been installed and we expect this will improve the town's ability to 
supply the water needs of the community. 

A water audit was conducted with a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection. This 
involved calibration of master meters, review of water use for the ten (10) largest water users and 
leak detection. A town-wide leak detection survey was performed on all 1,165 fire hydrants, 126 
miles of large diameter water pipe and 7,343 water service pipes. During this procedure five leaks 
were found and repaired. All leaks were the result of leaking fire hydrants. The master meters were 
in ver>' good condition and in general the largest users were using water efficiently. 

The MWRA pipeline project design was finished and the project was put out to bid. Agreements 
were finahzed with Woburn to allow us to install and maintain the pipeline. The project consists of 
12,250 feet of 20-inch and 3,100 feet of 16-inch water main. When complete, the pipe should permit 
us to import 3 million gallons per day of water to supplement the water demands of the community. 
The expected cost is approximately 4.15 million dollars and the Olin Corporation has provided those 
funds to the Town of Wilmington. 

The design and bid for the replacement of 2,530 Unear feet of water main in Woburn Street has been 
completed. This area was identified in our water distribution master plan as a weak area in the 
water system. The project will replace an old 10-inch cast iron pipe with a new 16-inch ductile iron 
pipe. With the improvement in place, all of the adjoining neighborhoods will have much better fire 
protection available to them. Construction will start in the spring of 2007. 

The two water treatment plants and the four remaining wells were upgraded with new 
instrumentation improvements. These improvements are to the systems that send and acquire data 
from the water system to the computer that manages water flow, pressure and chemical additions. 
The old system could not be serviced anymore due to its age and had many shortcomings compared 
with today's electronics. The new system partially runs on the town's I-Net in lieu of telephone lines, 
which will save the department a few thousand dollars a year in telephone charges. 

A total of 1,454 feet of water main and three fire hydrants were installed using the town's equipment 
and workforce. Old cast iron or galvanized water mains, which were undersized, have been replaced 
with 8-inch diameter cement lined ductile iron pipe. This improvement will provide an increase in 
water supply to the area homes, better water quality and provide increased fire protection to these 
neighborhoods. 

During the months of May and June, the water main flushing and valve-exercising program was 
performed. The department performs the flushing of mains to remove sediments and tuberculation 
that have accumulated in the water pipes. About 7.7 million gallons of water were used to 
accomplish this task. This is a necessary procedure to produce the delivery of high-quality water to 
your home or business. At this time, all fire hydrants are inspected and repairs are made to any that 
are not in proper working condition. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, valves, storage tanks, 
pumping stations, and water treatment facilities in the town. In addition, the department removes 
snow and ice around the fire hydrants and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow and 
ice removal. 



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Pumping Statistics : 



Maximum Gallons per Day 2,304,000 

Maximum Gallons per Week 14,889,700 

Maximum Gallons per Month 61,229,739 

Average Gallons per Day 1,829,547 

Average Gallons per Month 55,648,723 

Total Gallons Purchased 22,126,587 

Total Gallons per Year (Treated) 667,784,679 

Total Gallons Produced 689,911,266 

Total Gallons per Year (Raw) 699,904,234 



Precipitation Statistics : 

Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 60.65 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 47.50 



Consumption Statistics : Gallons Percentage of Total Pumped 

Municipal Use 14,774,638 2.1 

Residential Use 431,168,690 62.5 

Commercial Use 38,115,836 5.5 

Industrial Use 196,871,506 28.5 

Annual Water Main Flushing 7,713,310 1.1 

Miscellaneous Hydrant Use 248,013 0.0 

Total Accounted For Pumped 688,891,993 99.9 

Unaccounted for Use 1,019,273 0.1 



The difference between accounted for and unaccounted for water consists of water lost to 
main and service breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping, and theft. 



Water Distribution : 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2006: 



Water Mains Replaced In-house 

Carolyn Road 
Commonwealth Avenue 
Woodland Road 
Woodland Road 



Length Size Increase Hydrants 

660' 2" to 8" 1 

550' 2" to 8" 1 

208' 2" to 8" 1 

36' 6" to 8" 



Water Mains Installed Length Size Hvdrants 

Eleanor Drive 850' 8" 3 

Marion Street Extension 300' 8" 

Nassau Avenue @ Dunmore Road 265' 8" 2 

Old Main Street 300' 10" 1 

Winter Street/Falcon Road 1,065' 10" 2 



Total water mains installed in 2006 were 2,869 feet of 8-inch and 1,365 feet of 10-inch. There were 
11 fire hydrants and 49 services installed in the system. 



Sewer Collection System : 
Sewer : 

In 2006 the department continued to maintain and clean sewer lines as necessary. Leaks, blockages 
and structural deficiencies are corrected when a problem is detected. During the years 2005 and 
2006, all needed repairs were made to the existing sewer mains and service connections therefore the 
sewer system in general is in good shape. 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



Library 

In 2006, the Wilmington Memorial Library bounced back from defeat. Despite the loss of the 
proposed new library in 2005 and challenging space constraints, the dedication of the library staff 
Ignited a plan to transform a worn out and dated facility into a welcoming user friendly place for 
residents of all ages. Senior library staff was inspired with a variety of ideas for the library 
makeover when they attended the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference held in Boston in 
March. The Friends of the Library subsidized conference registration fees for four staff librarians 
enabling them to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to attend this exciting and stimulating 
national conference and interact with librarians from all over North America. After the PLA 
Conference, staff began meeting to brainstorm and develop a plan to redesign the space on the first 
floor of the Ubrary. Before any plans to reconfigure space could be implemented, it was critical that 
a systematic "deep weed" of the library collection be undertaken. This labor intensive task led to 
removal of book stacks, creating space for a reading area next to the windows in front of the building. 
In addition, space in the reference area was created for more public computers. After meeting with 
space consultants, library furniture vendors, and an interior decorator, a makeover plan was 
presented to the Board of Library Trustees. With authorization from the Trustees to use available 
gift funds and state aid funds, an order was placed for new technology carrels, reference and 
magazine shelving, a new circulation desk and a reference desk. The furniture is expected to arrive 
by the end of January. The Public Buildings Department provided critical support for the library 
makeover throughout the year. The painting crew from the Billerica House of Correction worked on 
painting the first floor in late December and early January 2007. 

The grounds in front of the library also received a makeover this past year. The Department of 
Public Works did a great job removing dead trees and overgrown shrubs in front of the library and 
preparing the area for some new plants and shrubs purchased by the Friends of the Library and the 
Wilmington Garden Club. Volunteers from both organizations got together on Saturday, October 
14th for a planting day. The Department of Public Works also widened the entrance driveway to 
include a lane that will lead to a future 24/7 book return. 

In light of limited funds and the cost to complete the library makeover, the Friends of the Library 
conducted its first Annual Appeal with the goal of raising $25,000. If the funding goal is reached, 
the library will be able to purchase a new 24/7 book and media return and furniture for the new 
reading area and the Teen Zone. Thanks to the generous response from many residents, the Friends 
had reached 50% of its goal by the end of the year. During 2007, plans to make the Teen Zone an 
inviting destination will be implemented. Plans to transform the Children's Room will be developed 
for implementation in 2008. 

Technology continues to enable the library to improve its service. In February, the Wilmington 
Memorial Library became the town's first "hot spot" by providing wireless Internet access 
throughout the building. In July, the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) began offering 
downloadable audio books to member libraries. After months of updating and redesign work, the 
library launched its new website in November. The objective of the website is to provide 24/7 access 
to information about the library's services and programs. New reader services are also now available 
at www.wilmlibrarv.org including an online form to suggest items for the library to purchase and a 
free e-mail reader's advisory newsletter. In addition, the new user friendly website serves as a guide 
to authoritative information with links to a variety of databases funded by the library, by the 
Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System and by the Merrimack Valley Library 
Consortium. 



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The Library Receives a Face Lift 



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Jane Austen Book Club Afternoon Tea 



A premier library event in 2006 was 
Wilmington's Jane Austen Book Club. 
The program began in March with 
Austen's most famous work Pride and 
Prejudice followed by Emma in April and 
Sense and Sensibility in May. With 
support from the Friends of the Library, 
multiple copies of Austen's books were 
purchased. Special showings of the film 
adaptations of Austen's novels, guest 
speakers, lively discussion, and related 
events were held in March, April and 
May. Ruth Perry, Professor of Literature 
at MIT, was the keynote speaker for 
Wilmington's Jane Austen Book Club on 
Wednesday, March 15th. 



In October, residents voted to read Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian for Wilmington 
Reads 2007. The Wilmington Reads Committee began planning programs and events that will be 
held during March 2007. Thanks to the generous support from local businesses and organizations, 
author Chris Bohjalian is scheduled to visit Wilmington on February 28, 2007. 

The library became a popular place to go to the movies with a roster of monthly films for children 
and teens and a "Winter Foreign Film Festival " for adults. Well received programs for the adult 
audience during the winter included a program on organizing your home and a program on the 
history of oriental rugs. Local authors Jay Atkinson and Chuck Hogan gave their perspective on 
"Boston Cops and Robbers" at the Friends" Annual Meeting in March. In the spring, WBUR host of 
"It's Only a Game," Bill Littlefield came to the library and Paul Split did a program on organic 
gardening. The fall roster of programs included a theater production of the Salem Witch Trials, the 
music of Frank Sinatra with Mel Simons, cooking with herbs with Betsy Williams. Bell-Time Clocks 
with Bill Frishman. and a patriotic music piano recital by Alfred Watson. 

The 2006 summer reading program Acting Up! at the Wilmington Memorial Library celebrated the 
performing arts. The activities and programs designed to keep children reading all summer long 
included mask-making, theater crafts, movie nights, live children's theater, a puppet show and a 
mime performance. The keynote event of the summer was the Talent Show on Thursday, July 27th. 
Over 160 people enjoyed the thirty-five talented acts that included dancers, singers, jugglers, 
musicians and joke tellers. Children's Librarian Susan MacDonald and the staff of the Children's 
Department are credited for this production and another creative and busy summer reading program 
that signed up 640 children. The attendance at the thirteen children's programs in July was 1,085, 
the highest monthly program attendance for the past three years. 

Nathalie Harty, who joined the staff of the Wilmington Memorial Library in May 2002 as the first 
Teen Services Librarian, resigned in April to take a position at the Lithgow Public Library in 
Augusta. Maine. During Nathalie's tenure at the library, there was a dramatic increase in use of the 
library by teens with a 300% increase in circulation of material in the teen collection over a four year 
period. Nathalie developed creative programs that brought many teens to the library including a 
program that received national recognition this past year. "VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates), a 
nationally recognized library magazine, chose "'Vote! It Does a Nation Good" as one of only five 
programs nationwide to receive a "Most Valuable Program Award." This collaborative program with 
the League of Women Voters and the Wilmington Pubic Schools encouraged teens and their families 
to become involved in the 2004 presidential election. VOYA recognized "Vote! It Does a Nation 
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Brandy Banner was appointed as the new Teen Services 
Librarian in June. She jumped right into planning programs for 
teens. The popular "All You Can Read Buffet" brought hungry 
teen readers to the library in August and again in December. One 
of the most well attended programs for teens and their parents 
held this past year was "An Introduction to the College Admission 
Essay." Bill Caskey, former Brown University admissions officer 
and educational consultant, discussed the infamous college 
admission essay and gave tips to over fifty teens and parents on 
October 16th. One program that brought a group of teens to the 
library every month was "Dungeons and Dragons." This role- 
playing fantasy game was led by library page, Jordan Higgs. Teen 
Services Librarian Brandy Danner also presented monthly "Crafty 
Teen Workshops" with participants making marble magnets, 
candy coated creations, sock puppets, or creatively using duct 
tape. 



In addition to the appointment of a new Teen Services Librarian, 
there were other changes on the library staff this year. Linda 
Harris, Circulation Assistant, was promoted to the position of Assistant Technical Services 
Librarian. Ruth Ellen Donnelly, part-time Library Assistant, was promoted to the position of 
Circulation Assistant. Part-time Library Assistants Ann Deechan and Gail Ross resigned. Michelle 
Collins joined the staff in June as part-time Library Assistant and resigned in October. Desiree 
Maguire and Maureen Walsh each filled the position of part-time Library Assistant in November. 
The library staff is acknowledged for their support, cooperation and flexibility during periods of 
vacancy and transition. As noted in the beginning of this report, the credit for initiating the changes 
to improve the library belongs to the library staff. They are once again acknowledged for taking on 
this challenge with the commitment to providing the best possible service to the citizens of 
Wilmington. 




Teens get creative with duct tape 



The many individuals who volunteer their time and talent throughout the year are acknowledged. 
Giving over 1,000 hours, volunteers helped with a variety of activities. Volunteers helped maintain 
library book shelves in good order and shifted hundreds of books to accommodate the redesign of the 
space on the first floor. Many volunteers helped with programs, baking for the refreshment table, 
helping out at movie nights or teaching computer classes. Others helped with fundraising, sorting 
book donations or working at the Friends of the Library Fourth of July booth. The Board of Library 
Trustees and the Friends' Executive Board are also acknowledged for their leadership and continued 
support. It IS all these volunteers who help make a good library a great library. 

Finally, the generosity of the 
Wilmington community this past 
year is acknowledged. The many 
residents who gave to the Friends' 
Annual Appeal demonstrated their 
support and desire for a public 
library of which they can be proud. 
Wilmington organizations and 
businesses partnered with the 
library to promote reading and 
community dialogue by contributing 
funds to Wilmington Reads 2007. 
Knowing that there is this 
grassroots support, the Wilmington 
Memorial Library is committed to its 
mission to enrich the community 
and make the library a welcoming 
destination for all Wilmington 
residents in the coming year. 




Oriental Rug Program 



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LIBRARY STAFF 



Administration: 

Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 

Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-Time Reference Librarian 
Desiree Maguire and Maureen Walsh, Part-Time Library Assistants 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Bradley Colegrove, Gabrielle Hauray, 
Nicholas Hayes, Erin Muise and David To 

Children's Services: 

Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Brandy Danner, Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-Time Library Assistant 

Part-Time Library Pages 

Hannah Blaisdell, Robert Hayes, Jordan Higgs, 
Joseph Mahoney, Kate Stevenson and Andrew Volpe 

Technical Services: 

Charlotte Wood, Head of Technical Services 
Linda Harris, Assistant Technical Services Librarian 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 




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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2006 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 
Summer 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of library visits 

Number of Items in Collection 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 
Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

To other libraries 26,986 
From other libraries 20,673 

Requests Placed 

Reference and Reader's Services 

Internet Use 

Conference Room 

Library 336 
Community 10 

Library Programs 

Children's Programs 200 

Teen Programs 59 

Adult Programs 58 

Total attendance at programs 

Children's Programs 6,655 

Teen Programs 572 

Adult Programs 863 



64 
56 

22,556 

891 

14,880 

134,277 

82.900 
3.70 

169 

9 

220,489 
9.77 

47,659 

29,163 
7,556 
14,546 
346 

317 



8,090 




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Wilmington Arts Coencil 

The Wilmington Arts Council is a non-profit service organization. Our mission is to promote, 
educate and serve the arts in Wilmington. We are a dual organization affiliated with the 
Massachusetts Cultural Council, which gives out grants to schools, musicians, artists, story-tellers 
and other deserving recipients. Each year, we receive money from the MCC to be given out to this 
group. We work diligently to give out those funds fairly among all the many requests that we 
receive. The Council is also very fortunate to have use of the old Town Hall for the Wilmington Arts 
Center. We cherish the little white building and work hard to maintain and improve it. We meet at 
the Arts Center on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. 

In 2006. the Ai'ts Council was allocated $4,070 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We 
received 19 requests for the grant money. This is when we go to work to make the allotment stretch 
to benefit the most townspeople. This includes seniors, school children, musical groups, the library 
and the general population. One of our grants went to the Delvena Theatre Company. They will be 
giving a program called "Creepy New England Legends, Curses and Hauntings" - self-explanatory 
and spooky! Two other grants went to Denise Doucette and Elyce O'Connor who will sing and 
perform at the two Wilmington Nursing Homes. A duo of guitar and flute will be playing at the 
Wilmington Art Show in June. Two art workshops will be held at the Arts Center - pastels and 
colored pencils. The Shawsheen Technical High School will have a grant to go to the DeCordova 
Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Everyone in town can take advantage of the library 
passes to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. All these 
events will be paid for partially, or in full, from the grant money. 

Our most popular event of the year is the Annual Art Show in June. This year was our 26th Annual 
Show! The show is broken down into four categories: watercolor, oils and acrylics, mixed media 
(including pastel and colored pencil) and photography. There are always three professional artists 
who judge the show. This year Pat Wymore (collage and painting), Anita Johnson (painting) and 
Ron Stracher (photography and painting) were our three experts. They spent several hours going 
over each piece of art, discussing the merits of each one. There are three ribbons in each category 
and several "merit" awards. The first place winner in each category gets a monetary award of $50. 
The Arts Council also gives out a special award for its favorite piece of art. The Council's Choice 
Award went to Carol Wilson for her stunning "mixed media" painting "Remembering Iceland." 
Every year the Arts Council buys several paintings or photographs. This year, we bought three - a 
lovely oil painting of lilies by Lucina Roark, a beautiful watercolor autumn scene painted by Louise 
Anderson and a photograph of a large evocative sea scene by Linda Molloy. Pictures, names of 
artists, and biographies of the judges are available on the website. Check out 
geocities.com/wilmingtonartscouncil . 

With the acquisition of our beautiful grand piano, music has become a wonderful part of the Arts 
Center. At our Friday night reception of the show in 2006, Bruce Margeson played a mixture of 
classical, show tunes and popular melodies. On Sunday, the last day of the show, the John Metrona 
Trio played jazz for two hours. Art and music go together! Our reputation is growing with 
approximately ten piano recitals in 2006. We offer a lovely sight of paintings and photographs on 
the beautifully lighted walls plus our grand piano. We already have scheduled five more recitals for 
2007. These are the recitals for children that parents and grandparents, neighbors and friends go to! 

Other services provided by the Arts Council include the Stuart Highlander Pipe Band and the 
Merrimack Valley Chorus who use the building to rehearse. The Tewksbury Piecemakers meet once 
a month for a workshop. We have several groups of school children who practice their skits for 
Imagination Destination. And in 2006, there were four watercolor classes, an oil painting class, a 
drawing class and a new collage class. 

Our Christmas Concert in December ended the year with a grand finale. Again, our favorite piano 
player, Bruce Margeson played, Robbin and George Godding sang, played the guitar and other exotic 
instruments, and twins Debbie and Mary Anne Steen lifted their voices in song. The favorite being 
"Silver Bells." Santa Claus was in attendance, as usual! We had a terrific turnout and this will be a 
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Plans for 2007 include two scholarships for music and art for Wilmington High School students. 
New easels for the use of our students have been purchased already. A new logo is in the works and 
a new sign in front of the building is being considered. 

Sarah D. J, Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

The Sarah Carter Committee presented a very special program in 2006. Television legend, Rex 
Trailer kicked off his "Boomtown 50th Anniversary Tour" at his May 19th appearance in 
Wilmington. 

Much excitement occurred regarding Rex Trailer coming to Wilmington. Several articles were 
written m the Boston. Globe and Lowell Sun both before and after the show. 

Rex appeared on the stage at the Wilmington Middle School before over 200 fans who came to relive 
an important part of their youth. The audience thoroughly enjoyed his show which was filled with 
stories, songs, and film clips of his "Boomtown" program. Rex also enjoyed the Wilmington fans. 
After the show he spoke with, posed for a photo with, and signed an autograph for every fan who 
requested. 

The Sarah Carter Committee was thrilled to be able to bring such a memorable show to such a large 
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Historical Commissioe 



The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve Wilmington's 
historical buildings and sites, and to educate our citizens of the town's rich history. 

In the spring of 2005, the Butter's Farmhouse c. 1682 was sold to a developer. In an agreement with 
the Town of Wilmington, the developer extended Chapter 61A, giving the town the right to purchase 
the property for S 45O.0OO. At that time, the Historical Commission put into motion a campaign to 
"Save the Butters Farmhouse. " 

The year 2006 saw several fund-raising endeavors. The Historical Commission is grateful to the 
Wilmington .Minutemen for sponsoring the March calendar raffle. They also hosted a spaghetti 
supper at the Senior Center. In addition to raising money, both events raised awareness to the 
importance of the Butters Farmhouse to our town. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission wishes to thank Blain Smith for designing and maintaining 
the Butters Farm website: www.buttersfarm.org . This site has enabled the Commission to publicize 
the efforts to save and preserve the Butters Farmhouse. 

The Commission sponsored William Guenon, Vietnam vet and author of "Secret and Dangerous: 
Night of the Son Tay POW Raid " for a lecture at the library about his experiences during the 
Vietnam War. At this time, the Commission spoke of the need to "Save the Butters Farmhouse." 

At the April Town Meeting, residents voted 225 to 8 in favor of the town purchasing the farmhouse. 
In October, papers were passed and the Town of Wilmington officially became the owner of the 
Butters Farmhouse. 

A "Cruisin' for the Butters 
Farm" car show was held near 
the common in May. 
Coordinated by Commission 
member Bonny Smith, the show 
for the preservation of the 
Butters Farmhouse was very 
successful. The Commission 
hosted a booth on the common 
during the fourth of July week. 
Literature on the Butters Farm 
was available and delicious 
baked "Baldwin Apples" were 
on sale. 

Classic Car Show 

The ('om mission thanks the Reading Cooperative Bank for initiating their "Butters Farmhouse 
Cooperate Challenge;" whereby they wrote to local companies asking for donations to the 
preservation fundraising campaign. This challenge will continue in 2007. 

The Commission applied for and received a $70,000 Emergency Preservation grant from the 
Massachu.setts Historical Commission for the preservation of the Butters Farmhouse. The 
Wilmington Historical Commission is grateful to our Legislators, Representative James Miceli, 
Repre.sentative Charles Murphy, and Senator Bruce Tarr for their perseverance in obtaining a 
S 150.000 appropriation from the State Legislature. 




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John Doherty presents a check to Town Manager Michael Caira and Historical Commission Chairman 
Carolyn Harris on behalf of Wilmington Community Roundtable for the preservation of Butters Farm. 




The Wjlmington Historical Commission wishes to thank the many residents for their donations 
which continue to come in from those who reahze the importance of the Butters Farmhouse to our 
town and want to contribute to its future preservation needs. 

Helen Hayward. formerly of Church Street, now of Laconia, New Hampshire, has donated to the 
Commission a collection of toys and articles once owned by Wilmington's famous folklore character, 
Henny Penny. An exhibit is being planned for the winter of 2007. 

Two Eagle Scout projects have been completed 
which benefit the history of Wilmington. 
Andrew Otovic surveyed the oldest section of 
Wildwood Cemetery and made a diagram of 
headstones and inventory of all buried there. 
Matthew Marden inventoried and made an 
exhibit of the tools in the Harnden Tavern 
carriage house. In June, a reception was held 
at the Tavern for both scouts to thank them 
for their hard work in completing these tasks. 

Memberships in the National Trust Forum, 
Preservation Massachusetts, the American 
Association for State and Local History, the 
New England Museum Association, the 
American Museum Association, and Historic 
New England were renewed. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission 
continues to administer to the Wilmington 
Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden 
Tavern. Many programs have been presented 
at the Museum by the Curator, Terry 
McDermott. We support the hard work and 
efforts of our Museum Curator to bring 
Wilmington history to our community with 
many fine historical exhibits and programs. 

The Commission thanks the Friends of the 
Harnden Tavern for their hard work and support. Their Harvest Festival and Christmas Social were 
very enjoyable to those who attended. The herb garden on the Tavern grounds looks beautiful 
thanks to the volunteer members of the Wilmington Garden Club. 

Thank you to the Town Administration for all their support in the Historical Commission's 
endeavors. Thanks also to the Public Buildings Department and the Public Works Department for 
their continued support. 

The Historical Commission meets on the second Monday of the month. 
Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum 

Wilmington's Town Museum continued in 2006 with its mission to "preserve and present our 
community's history." To that end, the Museum maintained a full schedule of lectures, exhibits, 
tours and receptions. Some of the events at the Town Museum in the last year included: 

WILMINGTON HISTORICAL COMMISSION WINTER LECTURE SERIES 

February - Doc/ 's O/d Panis with David Tillman, author of a book of the same name. Mr. 

Tillman explained how he was inspired by a family heirloom to research his 
family tree back to the Revolutionary War and then to write a novel about the 
process. 

March - Photography into the Digital Age with Mike Tredeau 

Mr. Tredeau presented a lecture about the history of photography and current 
methods of photo restoration. 




Eagle Scout Matthew Marden displays his project at the 
Hamden Tavern Carriage House. 



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OTHER EVENTS AT THE TOWN MUSEUM 



April - Collecting Wilmington 

An event featuring the display of collections of Wilmington memorabilia owned 
by local citizens. 

June - Celebration of Scouting in Wilmington 

Featuring the opening of Eagle Scout Matthew Marden's Tool Exhibit in the 
Carriage House (next door to the Harnden Tavern); an exhibit of Eagle Scout 
Andrew Otovic's Cemetery Inventory project; installation on the Museum 
grounds of a new picnic table donated by Junior Girl Scout Troop #11 10; and 
exhibits from Brownie Girl Scout Troop #982, Junior Girl Scout Troop #1110 and 
Cadette Girl Scout Troop #608. 

Brown Bag Lunch and Games 

Guests were invited to eat lunch on the lawn of the Tavern, overlooking the 
Wilmington Garden Club's beautiful herb garden, followed by simple games and 
crafts for children. Thanks to the generous donation of a local citizen, this year's 
program included "shuttlecock," or badminton, played on the back lawn. 

October - Harvest Festival with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

An opportunity to experience colonial life, with demonstrations of colonial 
cooking and crafts. Some guests even got to sign the Declaration of Independence 
with a quill pen! 

December - Annual Holiday Social with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

The highlight of our holiday season, with delicious food, exceptional seasonal 
decorations created by the Friends of Harnden Tavern and wonderful music, 
including Christmas carols from Girl Scout Troops #982 and #718; additional 
musical entertainment was provided by Warren Newhouse on the guitar, Katelyn 
McFeeters playing harp and several people who had the chance to try our 
nineteenth century organ. 

In 2006, the Museum was also happy to receive donations from various people, in and out of town, of 
various items of historical interest. Among the larger donations was one from Helen Hayward who 
donated the "Henny Penny Collection" of miniature engines, motors and toys formerly belonging to 
local resident Henry Wilson Sargent. The Berghaus family donated several items and have loaned to 
the Museum an early 20th century grandfather clock. Adele Passmore continues to loan items of 
historical interest to the Museum for use in her exhibits, which this year included a "Brown Family 
of Harnden Tavern" exhibit. 

Other people contributed to making the Town Museum a special place for the people of Wilmington. 
Steve Berghaus spent many mornings at the Museum, paying particular attention to labor intensive 
maintenance of the Museum's historic, and fragile, windows. Bertha Deprez led the Wilmington 
Garden Club's work on the herb garden, flowers and landscaping. Gerry Duggan of the Wilmington 
Historical Commission also worked on the grounds, planting flowers, clearing brush and otherwise 
helping prepare the Museum to look its best for special events. The Wilmington Minutemen 
continued to lend their presence to Museum events and their support is greatly appreciated. 

Boy and Girl Scout groups contributed in many ways to the Town Museum this year. Eagle Scout 
Matthew Marden of American Legion Boy Scout Troop #136 has created an exhibit of historic tools 
which will be enjoyed by Museum visitors for years to come. In June, Junior Girl Scout Troop #1110 
donated a picnic table for the Museum yard and in October Cub Scout Pack 3361 put in an afternoon 
raking leaves on the grounds. Several different Boy and Girl Scout Troops participated in our spring 
program, A Celebration of Scouting in Wilmington and in December the caroling talents of two 
Brownie Girl Scout Troops contributed to the festive mood of the annual Holiday Social put on by the 
Friends of Harnden Tavern. 

Like all town departments, the Wilmington Town Museum relies upon other departments 
throughout the town as it pursues its mission to preserve and present Wilmington's history. We are 
very fortunate in Wilmington to have the support and assistance of many enthusiastic and 



July & 
August 



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professional employees and public servants. The Historical Commission's active support of the 
Museum is vital to the Museum's mission. Wilmington's Department of Public Works and Public 
Buildings Department capably maintain the building and premises and keep the Museum accessible 
to the public. The Museum has been delighted to work with the Wilmington Senior Center and the 
Senior Tax Work-Off Program. The Wilmington Public Library has graciously housed the historic 
Ai'thur T. Bond Collection for the past several years and will be assisting the Museum in its efforts 
to transition these historic documents to the Town Museum. The Recreation Department 
coordinates the scheduling of girls' tea parties at the Museum. The Town Manager's office provides 
the support and resources critical to the Museum's mission to preserve and present Wilmington's 
history. 

The most dedicated supporters of the Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern 
are certainly the Friends of Harnden Tavern. Their Harvest Festival and Holiday Social were 
among the years' most highly attended events. The Friends can always be counted on to support the 
Museum. Their talents make the building beautiful, their hospitality brings it alive. 

A Town Museum is a reflection of the citizens it serves. As always, we invite the public to visit the 
Museum. We hope to provide a forum where citizens can share stories and memorabilia, as well as 
learn about the history of the town. Wilmington has a lot of which to be proud - it is the Museum's 
mission to help everyone remember our heritage. 

In 2006, the number of annual visitors to the Museum remained high, with approximately 500 
people visiting the building throughout the year for various programs. 

Winter Hours Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

First Sunday of month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Fourth Wednesday of month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Functions 

Historical Commission Monthly Meetings 

Friends of Harnden Tavern 
Monthly Meetings 
September - Annual Meeting 
October - Harvest Festival 
December - Holiday Social 

Community Use 

Recreation Department - Girls' Tea Parties 

Boy and Girl Scout Troops - Site Tour 

Eagle Scout Project 

Students' Historical Research 

Senior Center-Senior Citizen Volunteer Program 

Museum Programs 

Children's Programs 

Girls' Tea Parties 

Boy and Girl Scouts - Site Tours 

Eagle Scout Project 

"Brown Bag Lunch and Games" Summer Program 

Adult Programs 

Wilmington Historical Commission Lecture Series 
Collecting Wilmington 

Family Programs 

"Brown Bag Lunch and Games" Summer Program 
Wilmington Historical Commission Lecture Series 
Friends of Harnden Tavern Program 



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Recreation Department 



The Recreation Department's continuing goal is to offer high quaUty, relevant programs and services 
to the residents of Wilmington. The Recreation Department often provides solutions to new 
challenges faced by residents in evolving life situations. New residents can meet others, parents can 
find a wide variety of programs for their children, "empty nesters" might take ballroom dance lessons 
or enjoy theater or sporting event tickets and residents of all ages continue to reap the benefits of 
group travel. The Recreation Department has been in full-time operation for 36 years. The 
department is located in Room 8 at Town Hall. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

The Recreation Commission, formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy making capacity. 
Volunteer members are: Charles Burns, Chairman; Sheila M. Burke, Vice-Chairman; Maribeth 
Crupi, Secretary; Larry Noel and Charles Biondo. Commissioners are active in various groups, 
committees and clubs throughout town. 

The Recreation Office remains small, with only two full-time employees (director and senior clerk) 
and one part-time staff (office assistant). In addition, there are over 90 part-time and seasonal 
employees and over two hundred volunteers who help to run the department's programs. The 
department offers, on a year-round basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for local citizens of all 
ages. While the office is open Monday through Friday, recreation programs are scheduled virtually 
every day of the week and into the evening hours. 

The Recreation Department stays as flexible and affordable as possible. Registration fees remain 
low, especially in comparison to other towns or organizations. The department is funded by a variety 
of sources. The town appropriated budget provides for a full-time director and clerk as well as some 
limited supplies and equipment. Program fees and donations heavily supplement the town-funded 
budget. We strive to keep fees and costs low by utilizing cost-saving methods including the bid 
process, fund-raising and in-kind services. We continue to search for innovative ways to generate 
funds to offset costs for the recreation consumer. 



Volunteers are critical to the success 
of Recreation programs. Volunteers 
might find themselves spreading out 
candy for the Annual Easter Egg 
Hunt, coaching a T-Ball or Basketball 
team or serving breakfast to Santa, 
resident children and their families. 
We greatly appreciate our residents 
who give so generously of their time, 
and most report that they also gain on 
personal levels by volunteering. We 
receive generous donations from local 
businesses and organizations. Some 
of these valuable contributors include: 
Analog Devices, Brooks Pharmacy, 
C.C. & Sons Builders, Citizens Bank, 




CVS, Danversbank, Dr. Abrahamian, Two Wilmington youngsters enjoy Breai<fast with Santa. 

Dunkin' Donuts of 321 Main St., 

Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Everett Lodge lOOF (Odd Fellows), HRH Insurance, Kiwanis, 
Knights of Columbus, Lowell Savings Bank, Mass. Fisheries and Wildlife, Ninety-Nine 
Restaurant, Realty Executives, Shriners, Sons of Italy, TewksburyAVilmington Elks, Wilmington 
Arts Council, Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington Fire Fighters Local #1370, Wilmington 4th 
of July Committee, Wilmington Police Department, and the Woburn Street School PAC. 

The Town of Wilmington and the Recreation Department have made some significant investments in 
2006 to improve the quality of recreational services and facilities. In the spring, the DPW undertook 
the Silver Lake Stormwater Improvement Project which reduced stormwater runoff into Silver'Lake. 
For the first time in many years, there were no beach closings this summer due to water quality 
concerns. In addition, the Recreation Department contributed $50,000 to the Shawsheen School 



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Playground. Thit; new, updated facility has been very well received by parents and children alike. 
Finally, in an attempt to create more playing surfaces as record numbers of youth register for sports 
leagues, the Kocreation Department has spent approximately $25,000 on a new irrigation system for 
the Boutwell School field. We look forward to the increased enjoyment of these facilities by our 
resident beachcombers, students and athletes. 

The Recreation Department continues to increase and improve our program offerings to meet the 
ever-increasing demands for classes, activities, entertainment and travel experiences. We actively 
solicit suggestions of offerings and instructors from residents. The department has fostered 
collaborations with other local recreation departments to maximize program offerings. Regional 
programming allows us to overcome issues of scheduling, enrollment and field space. It also affords 
us the opportunity to offer specialized programming, such as a recent sports program for Special 
Needs' Adults that we ran in conjunction with the Burlington Recreation Department. We have met 
the increased demand for children's programs by expanding the scope and number of these popular 
programs. We have begun to offer some very successful, intergenerational programs in conjunction 
with the Senior Center. Our annual holiday and seasonal celebrations enhance the sense of 
community and identify Wilmington as a unique town. They include the Concerts on the Common, 
Snow Sculpture Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Horribles Parade, Santa's Workshop and our new and 
ver\' popular Breakfast with Santa. 

Our traditional sports offerings include very well attended programs such as the Basketball League 
(WRBL). Junior Basketball, Kinder Soccer, Adult Gym, T-Ball, Aerobics and Indoor and Outdoor 
Golf Lessons as well as many other physical activities for various ages and interests. Recognizing 
the benefits of physical activity, we have introduced new offerings this year that promote health and 
wellness including Fencing, Adult Tennis Lessons, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Golf for Girls, 
Tennis for Tots, Street Hockey for Special Needs' Adults and Safety in Sports classes. 

Summer is extremely busy for 
the department as we offer a 
multitude of programs for 
families and residents. They 
include the Playground 
Program, Tiny Tots, Tennis and 
Golf Lessons, Skyhawks Youth 
Sport Clinics, Annual Fishing 
Derby, Twilight Basketball 
League, Sailing Lessons and 
Beach Volleyball that many 
residents look forward to 
throughout the year. The 
Recreation Department is also 
responsible for the Silver Lake 
Beaches. Improvements to the 
Town Forest will expand 
possible outdoor recreational 
options for residents. 

We continue to offer tickets at reduced rates, or are able to secure tickets too "difficult to come by" 
events such as the Red Sox. Lowell Spinners, Lowell Devils. Ski Resorts, Celtics, Disney on Ice 
productions. New England Flower Show, Water Country and AMC/Loews, IMAX and Showcase 
Movie Theaters. We offer tickets to local theater productions for shows ranging from "Sesame Street 
Live" at the I^well Auditorium to "Wicked" at the Opera House in Boston. Many residents turn to 
our quarterly flyer when making decisions for their entertainment and gift-giving options. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity as residents enjoy round trip transportation to and from 
Wilmington, reasonable prices and the ease of having a pre-planned itinerary. We provided day trips 
in 200fj which included: New York City in May and December, Connecticut Casinos (Foxwoods and 
Mohegan Sun), Martha's Vineyard, the New England Flower Show, American Girl Place in New 
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Yankee Candle and Bright Nights, a Valentine's Trip to dinner and a show in Boston, Horizons Edge 
Casino Cruise, Portland, Maine and Newport. During the summer the children enrolled in the 
Playground and Tiny Tots programs could participate in many field trip excursions. Overnight trips 
included: Cape Cod Irish Village, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, Red Sox Road Trip to Toronto, 
Atlantic City, Amish Country, Walt Disney World, Poland Spring Resort, North Conway, Las Vegas, 
Patriots Road Trip to Buffalo and the Canadian Rockies. 

Theatre trips, which offer the benefit of round trip transportation (no parking in Boston!) and tickets 
included: Boston Pops, Spamalot, Menopause the Musical, Wicked, Annie and the Radio City 
Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. 

In an attempt to be as accommodating as possible, most Recreation programs can be registered for 
by mail or drop-off in the Town Hall night slot. We hold quarterly evening registration hours to 
meet the needs of working residents. Our newsletter is available online, linked to the town website, 
by accessing Human Services, Recreation, then Newsletter. One of the most common requirements 
of the Recreation staff is to act as an information source. We answer a wide variety and large 
number of questions daily about local and regional services. 

Wilmington is a suburban community, considered a "well located town," with easy access to major 
roads, parks and beaches, sporting events, theatre, arts and museums. Today's recreation consumer 
is searching for opportunities to access all of these local attractions, as well as in-town activities. 
The Recreation Department allows people to choose a new sport or science club, learn a new skill, 
socialize with fellow residents and enjoy recreation at a convenient location and at a reasonable 
price. These dynamics stress the importance of town support for the Recreation Department. The 
positive feedback and generous donations we receive are evidence of the appreciation of local 
residents and businesses for the Recreation Department. We are an ever-changing environment and 
a solution to the continual changing needs of our residents. The Recreation Department's ability to 
adapt and our commitment to provide quality service is a trademark that we stand by. 




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Elderh' Services 



The older population will continue to grow significantly in the future. This growth slowed somewhat 
during the lOOO'.-:! because of the relatively small number of babies born during the Great Depression 
of the 19;i0 s But the older population will burgeon between the years 2010 and 2030 when the 
" Baby Boom" generation reaches 65. The aging of America's population made providing services for 
the elderly a much more pressing need. 

The Town of Wilmington has 3.514 elders in our community age 60 and older. This makes the 
Wilmington Department of Elderly Services extremely committed in providing resources and 
services to its elderly residents. The types of service that are available include: information and 
referral, care planning and management, health and wellness services, transportation services, 
educational programs, counseling and family support services, financial and health insurance 
counseling and medical advocacy. 

In 2006. the Department of Elderly Services continued its dedication to further enhance programs 
and services to the elders of Wilmington. One way was to continue to be an active participant in the 
Lahey Clinic Community Benefits Committee, which provided the opportunity to learn of their 
community grants available to this region. Our department was very fortunate to be the recipient of 
the Lahey Clinic Community Benefits Grant for a second year. The grant was able to provide the 
following programs: 

• Prevention Screening Programs: (2) "Healthy Eating" - a 6-week program that helped elders 
be better educated in living a healthier and more nutritious lifestyle. 

• "Chronic Disease Self-Management Program" (2) intense 6-week programs of self support 
and a better understanding of living with a chronic disease. 

• Exercise Programs- 

Tai Chi Classes - (2) 8-week sessions 

Country Line Dancing Classes - (2) 8-week sessions 

Low Impact Aerobics Classes - 15 weeks 

• Exercise Equipment 

• Lectures - 3 sessions a year for Wellness Education - Health, Nutrition and Exercise 




The response to all of the programs has 
been overwhelming and has proven to be a 
great adventure for the department. 

Another program they had sponsored was 
the Intergenerational Program - a 
successful program bringing together the 
elders of Wilmington along with the 
children of Wilmington. The year 2006 was 
the second year the Wilmington Buzzell 
Senior Center planned and implemented 
"Yesterday and Today" Intergenerational 
Program. A strong relationship continued 
between the Wilmington Public Schools and 
the department. This program worked with 
the students of the Wilmington Public 
Schools C.A.R.E.S. Program and the 
Wilmington Department of Elderly Services. 
The purpose of this program was to bring 
the generations together to discuss research 
and understand the differences and 
similarities of lifestyles yesterday and 
today. In addition, recognizing the courage 
and hardship that elders faced when they 
were growing up and the difficult issues 
facing young people today. The process 
created a bond between the generations 



through rich stories and personal experiences and while adding to the school summer camp 
experience. The team members (12 elders and 23 students), with the help of two faciUtators, 
produced a report that concluded in a commemorative booklet not only used for educational purposes 
but also as a keepsake of the experience. The response between the elder and the campers was well 
taken. An elder, Peg Quinn, enjoyed her experience with the campers "tremendously." She states, "I 
signed up because I wanted to meet today's kids. I found it great, especially the girls I had; they 
were so diversified." Due to the success of a second year, we plan to continue this program for the 
summer of 2007 again through the assistance of Lahey Clinic. 

We are also happy to mention that the collaboration with the Wilmington Public Schools continues in 
another form. The Wilmington High School students from the Medical Careers Club and 
Wilmington's Helping Services Club have gotten involved at the Buzzell Senior Center. We had our 
first "Snowball" dance. The students joined everyone at the center to learn a dance from the elders 
like square dancing, line dancing and ballroom dancing; in return students shared their "break 
dancing" abilities. It was an energized event and everyone joined in on the activities. In May they 
helped plant annuals and perennials in our garden and we all got to celebrate at the end of May for 
some who were graduating. We started to rejoin with the students in September of 2006. They were 
of great assistance in our annual flu shot program, servicing over 300 elders. We hope to have a 
Spring Prom together in 2007. Another wonderful High School student organization that has 
participated at the center is the Rotary Interactive students. Over 30 students from this 
organization assisted in making our "Valentines Day Celebration" an outstanding success. They 
served the elders "Harrow's Pot Pie" lunch and fresh homemade desserts. Lastly, another wonderful 
intergenerational program took place when the Wilmington Recreation Department and Elderly 
Services teamed up for the second annual summer celebration of young and old. In June of 2006 we 
had a celebration with "Wally the Green Monster" along with a magician, pizza, and bingo with fun 
prizes. Many of the children who participated asked when they could come again. It was a great 
opportunity to show the children that the Buzzell Senior Center is a fun place to go. It also gave the 
elders the opportunity to show their grandchildren where they like to meet their friends and have 
great activities. 

The Town of Wilmington provides many daily services through the Department of Elderly Services. 
A free service that is rarely found in the surrounding Massachusetts area is free transportation to all 
the Wilmington elderly residents 60 and over. This transportation is provided within a thirteen-mile 
radius of Wilmington. We have a full-time van driver to meet the transportation needs. We are 
fortunate to have a van that is equipped to handle a wheelchair along with its passengers. We are 
able to transport elders to their medical appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center, just 
naming a few. The van continues to be a vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There were a 
total of 23,991 miles traveled to accommodate the elders this year. A full-time respite care worker 
further complements this service. She also provided needed transportation to medical appointments, 
but with one-on-one attention. She traveled 10,079 miles for the year 2006, making 404 home visits. 
This service is specifically for elders who are unable to be alone due to severe health conditions 
(cancer treatment, dialysis and dementia) and/or overall weakness. There has been an increase in 
the amount of elders that need on-going transportation, due to critical health issues. We are 
fortunate to have the respite care worker provide home visits to elders that are isolated and need 
regular "check-ins" to make sure they are all right. This position is a very vital role for the 
community. 

For the year 2006, the need for social service was on the rise: fuel assistance; health insurance 
issues; new Medicare Part D program; filing property tax abatements and deferrals; prescription 
costs (prescription advantage program); protective service issues (36 elder abuse cases - 50% increase 
from 2004); and servicing the age bracket of 50-59 that so often fall through the cracks with the 
government for any form of social service assistance. With this growing need, the department found 
themselves in the frontline of providing services and referrals. This, in turn, increased the amount 
of home visits by the Director to meet the need of the most critical cases. This also ensured 
confidentiality to the elder and their families in time of need. Another form of outreach was our 
telephone reassurance program. With the assistance of our part-time outreach worker sponsored 
through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Grant, she was able to make weekly calls to our most 
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of emergencies but develops a bond of trust between worker and elder. A further enhancement to 
the department was an outstanding intern, Tanya Green, a senior from North Shore Community 
College Masters Program. She was able to do eight hours a week for a full semester of outreach 
service volunteer work to our department. She was able to provide direct services to two elders in 
the community, take an active part at the Senior Center and help organize special events. She was a 
true asset to the department staff. 

The Department of Elderly Services continues to provide our home delivered meals program. This 
program provides the homebound elders of Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the 
minimal cost of a dollar a meal. There are approximately 60-85 meals delivered daily, Monday 
through Friday, to the elders, making a total of 17,283 home delivered meals. Elders not only rely on 
these meals but also the daily contact. The drivers are responsible to come to the Senior Center after 
their deliveries to give an update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are assured 
that if there should be a problem during the time of the delivery, the elder will be assisted and the 
families will be notified. The elders that are able to get out have the opportunity to have a hot lunch 
at the West Intermediate School congregate site. This not only gives them the opportunity for a hot 
meal but a time to see their peers. This year 270 meals were served. Making our food service 
program a very crucial part of the department's services - a total of 17,553 meals were served to the 
elders in our community. 

The year 2006 was a great year for strong leadership with the Elderly Commissioners - John King, 
Chairman; Rosemary Cross, Vice Chairman; Joseph Filipowicz, Albert Lavalle, David Landers, Mary 
Smith and Charles Wayman. This year they have worked very hard in accomplishing their mission 
- they work closely with the Director and the needs of the elders of Wilmington. Their pictures are 
in the main lobby of the Buzzell Senior Center to make elders more aware of whom they are and 
their function. 

Our comprehensive and entertaining newsletter called the "Buzzell Buzz" is celebrating its third 
year. We now have over a 60% increase in our monthly newsletter mailings. This newsletter is 
written and edited by a wonderful group of volunteers. Without their time and dedication this 
newsletter would not be possible. We are fortunate to have a grant from the Executive Office of 
Elder Affairs to pay for the printing and monthly mailing. The newsletter can be found at the 
Buzzell Senior Center, the Town Manager's Office and the Wilmington Memorial Library. The 
newsletter not only provides information about the activities and great photos at the Senior Center 
but also assistance programs such as the prescription programs, new Medicare Part D, fuel 
assistance program, food stamps, Medicaid applications, RIDE applications and other types of 
services that are available to the elders in the community. 

There were close to 15,000 elderly visitors this year who participated in the Senior Center programs 
such as: socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, Japanese Bunka (new), walking 
group, nutrition class, computer classes, sing-a-long group, widow's friendship group, quilting group, 
beads and more - jewelry making class, just to name a few. Over 95% of these classes are lead by 
volunteers. These dedicated volunteers volunteer their time and energy. In June 2006 we had our 
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for over 130 dedicated volunteers at the Casa di Fior. A 
special honor and recognition was given to retired Commissioner Frank Ratto for his 15 years of 
dedicated service to the Department of Elderly Services Commission. Along with Mr. Ratto were two 
students from the Wilmington High School, Caitlin Bresnahan, 11th grader and Michelle Brown, 9th 
grader. These students were given the Volunteer Appreciation Award. Graciously, Representative 
James Miceli's office delivered House of Representative Citations made for all the volunteers. 

We collaborate closely with the Board of Health Town Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, who visits the Senior 
Center weekly to provide blood pressure clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly 
cholesterol screenings. Ann is able to make home visits to seniors unable to make it to the Senior 
Center due to health ailments. The Town Nurse also provides yearly flu shots at the Senior Center, 
Deming Way Senior Housing, elder's place of residence and the Town Hall. There were over 300 flu 
shots given at the center in 2006. The Board of Health and the Department of Elderly Services 
worked on several projects throughout the year. One exciting project is our "Cholesterol Awareness 
& Healthy Heart Program" held in September. Ann FitzGerald performed free cholesterol 



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screenings. This was offered for those who were not taking cholesterol medications, whose elevated 
cholesterol level was over 200mg/dl, or who did not know their cholesterol readings. Immediately 
following, we had a light breakfast and a "Chat with Jean" - Jean Webster, retired registered nurse. 
She gave a workshop about low cholesterol information along with a healthy list of foods and cooking 
ideas. She gave everyone a well prepared homemade recipe book, developed by her bi-monthly 
nutrition class offered at the center. The day closed with a workshop seminar on "Healthy Heart" 
presented by a registered nurse from the Wilmington Health Care Center. 

Other monthly services include podiatrist, hearing aid specialist, SHINE coordinator (serving the 
health information needs of elders), Barbara Hooper (servicing over 220 elders this year). Shear 
Pleasure (hair stylist) and Attorney Nancy Hogan - free monthly consultations to seniors in need. 
Annually, volunteer accountants from VITA, beginning the first week of February through the first 
week of April, assist Wilmington elders with their taxes at the Reading Library. For 2006, there 
were 99 elders served through this program. Several of them were able to receive additional monies 
due to the "Circuit Breaker" tax break. In fact, there were several elders that had been unaware of 
this program and were able to receive funds retroactively for the years they missed. 

For 2006 there were many educational/informational seminars. The following are some examples of 
what has been available - "How Food Affects Our Moods," sponsored by the Winchester Hospital 
Community Programs; "Energy Assistance Programs," presented by Senator Bruce Tarr along with 
Representative James Miceli; Reading Municipal Light Department and Community Teamworks 
Inc.; "The New Drug Plans: Medicare Part D, Prescription Advantage and Medicare Advantage 
Plans," presented by the regional area SHINE director, Cindy Phillips of Minuteman Senior 
Services; "Importance of Protecting Your Home with a Declaration of Homestead," presented by Mr. 
Richard Howe, Register of Deeds, from Middlesex North Registry of Deeds; "Every Picture Tells a 
Story" workshop given by Jill Braceland from Managing Change; with two evening seminars 
presented by Caring Conversation from Minuteman Senior Services - "Everything You ever Wanted 
To Know . . . About Elder Care and Didn't Know Who To Ask" and "Who's on First - Shifting Family 
Roles As We Age." Due to the great response, there will be more evening seminars next year. 

One of our continuing specialty programs is the "Medical Equipment Lending Program," another 
service that has increased in demand, where elders and their families can borrow needed equipment 
in order to stay at home safely and assist in curbing the cost of such equipment. We have 
wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs, benches and commodes. During the year 2006 we 
continued to receive calls from elders and their family members and from the local Visiting Nurses' 
Association that visit Wilmington residents. This year we were fortunate to offer two electric 
wheelchairs and scooters as part of this lending program. 

An exciting collaboration team that continues to strengthen in the Town of Wilmington is the 
Department of Elderly Services (Terri Marciello), the Fire Department (Lieutenant Daniel Hurley) 
and the Police Department (Officers Julie Brisbois, Patrick Nally, Stephen Mauriello and Brian 
Pupa). The focus of this alliance is to provide our elderly community with more contact points within 
town government to address their needs and concerns. The Wilmington Police Department - Elder 
Services Unit - has been a huge support and strength to the Wilmington elderly residents. In April, 
the program D.E.C.I.D.E. (Developing Elderly Choices in Defensive Education) was sponsored 
through the Wilmington Police Department. This six week program was designed to educate elders 
in crime prevention techniques to help in reducing the chances of becoming the victim of crime. The 
goal of the program was to teach elders risk-reducing strategies using crime prevention techniques to 
enhance their personal safety both at home and in public. At the end of the six weeks, the 16 
participants received graduation certificates by Deputy Chief Robert Richter. This has been a 
wonderful opportunity not only for the elders to enjoy and be educated, but to keep open the 
wonderful line of communication between elders and the Wilmington Police Department. This 
program was made possible by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety - Community 
Policing Grant. Also, the Wilmington Police Department Union sponsored two dehcious luncheons 
served at the Senior Center in July and December 2006. This was another opportunity for the police 
and elders to mingle together. This has proven to be a successful endeavor not only for the elders of 
Wilmington but the partnership between the Elderly Services, Police Department and Fire 
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We continued this year with our eighth annual fan drive. Many fans were donated and dehvered to 
the elders in need. Our intent was to make sure that no senior went without some sort of relief from 
the heat. Finally, the Department of Elderly Services was overwhelmed by the generosity for our 
eighth annual holiday tree called the "Giving Tree." This tree gave the community the opportunity 
to help elderly people in their town. The outpouring of generosity was amazing - the Methodist 
Church, the Boy Scouts Troop 56 giving $300.00 worth of gift certificates to the local grocery store, 
Wilmington families and residents. There were over 320 elders that received a gift from this event. 
The department has received an overwhelming amount of thank you notes that continue to come in. 
None of this happiness would happen if it was not for the outpouring of giving as we see in the Town 
of Wilmington. 

The department tries to be able to give back to the community in some small fashion. One example 
is our support to the Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund and this year was no exception. On 
June 2, 2006, the elders presented our eighth annual scholarship to Katelyn Kaufman, a high school 
senior at Wilmington High School who has an interest in furthering her education in a nursing 
career at the University of Rhode Island. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their generous donations in 2006: 
Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; TewksburyAVilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving 
Dinner Dance that served 245 seniors this year; Rotary for their monthly donations for financially 
strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group for their Valentine's Day event for the elders at 
the Senior Center; the Kiwanis Club for a lovely catered dinner in June for over 100 elders at the 
Senior Center and a special holiday dinner for over 100 elders; and to all the clubs and businesses 
who donated for raffles and give-a-ways. 

Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all town department heads for their help and 
ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered hundreds of hours visiting elders in their 
homes, hospitals and nursing homes; for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (100 
meals in total) to the homebound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it possible for our eighth year of the "Giving 
Tree" to be a huge success. Lastly, thanks to all who gave their precious time and money in making 
the Senior Citizen Holiday Fair a success again in 2006. 



The W^ilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the provisions of Chapter 
121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR (Code of Federal Regulations); Chapter 
30B of the State Procurement Law, and State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of 
Commissioners, consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the Authority's 
policies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with the administration of these 



The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing affordable housing for 68 
-seniors, and a congregate unit in conjunction with CMARC of Woburn, MA, along with 13 (705) 
families of conventional three-bedroom housing owned by the Authority. As always, the Authority 
gives first preference for housing to Wilmington resident veterans and Wilmington residents. The 
Authority also services the Federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive 
home care and other social services in an effort to assist seniors to live independently. However, 
more is needed. The recent budgetary cuts to vital service positions in the Homecare field have a 
dire impact on the type and amount of services agencies such as Minuteman can provide. Adequate 
funding is needed, so as to maintain the quality of life in our aging state developments. 

Due to the cuts in the state budget for Local Housing Authorities for the last four years, the cuts 
have directly impacted the Housing Authority's budget and ability to continue to make quality 
improvements. Zero cap bottom line budgeting only allows agencies to make necessary 
improvements or emergency repairs. 




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The Authority this year was only able to make minor repairs. The Executive Director has met with 
Senator Tarr and Representative Miceli to seek much needed additional funding, so that necessary 
modifications and repairs can be made to the aging Deming Way Complex buildings. Thank you to 
Senator Tarr and Representative Miceli for all their hard work, support and for their commitment to 
the elderly, disabled and families of Wilmington and Massachusetts. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would Like 
to express our appreciation and thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police Department 
for responding promptly to the many life-threatening situations that we unfortunately have. We 
would also like to thank and express our appreciation to Wilmington Police Officer Butch Alpers, 
Officer Paul Chalifour and the Wilmington Police Union for the tenants' entertainment of "Movie 
Night." We would also like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the Wilmington Department of 
Public Works for their assistance in keeping our roads clear during the inclement weather. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would also 
like to give a big "thank you" and express our sincere gratitude to Michael Caira, Town Manager, for 
his assistance and support and all the town employees who bring a better quality of life to all our 
tenants. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority's Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners would also 
like to thank all the organizations and groups that have so unselfishly dedicated their time, 
companionship, and resources to the Deming Way tenants. These organizations and their members 
have brought tremendous joy, fun, and help to the tenants of the Deming Way Complex. 

I would like to express my "deep and sincere" appreciation and thank you to the Board of 
Commissioners for having me serve as the Executive Director of the Wilmington Housing Authority. 

Finally, and most importantly I would Uke to express my deep appreciation, sincere gratitude, and 
thank you to all the tenants at the Deming Way Complex for their respect, continued support and 
help in improving the quality of life here at the Deming Way Complex. 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabihties is a commission established to advocate for and address 
the issues and concerns of the disabled community, their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, especially in conjunction 
with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP). 
We keep abreast of new legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. We also 
contact our legislators when new biUs are introduced that affect people with disabilities. 

The Commission assisted residents through information and referral for concerns regarding home 
accessibility, employment, transportation, service animals, and independent living. The Commission 
responded to complaints of access issues in town and assisted private business with site surveys. We 
continue to survey sites and assess compliance with architectural accessibility for people with 
physical, visual, hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts Architectural 
Access Regulations and the federal Americans with Disabihties Act. 

We currently have several openings on the Commission and are looking for interested people. Please 
contact the Town Manager's office for further information. 




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Veterans' Services 



The Dopartmont of X'oterans' Services office is responsible for the needs of all the veterans of 
Wilmington. It is the \'eterans' Service Officer to whom the unemployed, the indigent, the disabled, 
the ill. or veterans otherwise in need, first apply for assistance. The Veterans' Service Officer 
interviews the applicants, determines their eligibility, and files requests for assistance. The 
Veterans' Service Officer assists in filing for all veterans' benefits, including the Massachusetts 
Chapter 115 program for indigent veterans and their dependents. The Town of Wilmington receives 
75% reimbursement from the state for all the money expended by the Town of Wilmington under 
Chapter 115. 

The Veterans" Service Officer also assists Wilmington veterans with applying for all other state 
benefits such as tuition waivers, grants, student loans, annuities, outreach centers, counseling, tax 
exemptions, Massachusetts cemeteries, employment, veterans' license plates, and many more. 
Under the category of federal aid, veterans are assisted in processing applications for benefits 
including service-related compensation, disability pensions, personal aid pensions, social security 
benefits, medical, education, housing, employment, medals, life insurance, death benefits and 
retrieving military records for veterans who, without, would not be eligible for any benefits. The 
Wilmington Department of Veterans' Services has assisted veterans to increase the federal benefits 
received by Wilmington veterans through the V.A., through compensation, pension and widow 
pension by $131,226 in the past fiscal year. The department also works with other committees to 
coordinate public events such as Veterans' Day and Memorial Day. Lou Cimaglia, the Veterans' 
Service Officer for the Town of Wilmington, also serves as the Graves Officer. He is responsible for 
the decoration of all veterans' graves in town on Memorial Day, and carries out commemorative 
activities related to Wilmington veterans. 





The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town HaU at 121 Glen Road in Room 5 and the PubUc 
Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of the Town HaU. The Board of Health consists of three 
members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the Board in year 
2006 were Ehzabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, James Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane WiUiams-Vale, M.D. The 
Director of Pubhc Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., C.H.O. The Health Inspector is SheUy DelGenio, 
C.E.H.T., the PubUc Health Nvirse is Ann FitzGerald, R.N. and the Animal Inspector is Ellen Sawyer. 
The secretarial staff consists of Linda Reed, Toni LaRivee and Kim Mytych. 

The administrative duties of the office includes issuing permits, reviewing plans for subdivisions, 
septic systems and other development proposals, issuing enforcement orders, issiung citations, 
holding hearings and keeping records, attending meetings, operation of the Board of Health website, 
and other regular administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings were generally held twice 
monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and usually at 5:30 p.m. Records of aU 
meetings and other documents are kept at the office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities of the Director and the Inspector included inspection of restaurants, 
retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of 
July activities, caterers and other temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, 
subsurface sewage disposal system inspections, nuisance complaint investigations, hazardous waste 
investigations, housing inspections, lead paint determinations, smoking and tobacco law 
enforcement, lake water quality sampling, Canada geese control, beaver control and other 
miscellaneous investigations. 

The Board of Health hosted the Department of Environmental Protection annual seminar, which was 
held at the Wilmington High School. This annual seminar is conducted for health officers of the DEP 
North East Region and is hosted by the Wilmington Board of Health. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and continued every year 
thereafter, received funding again in 2005 and reauthorized in 2006. Loans were made to 
homeowners, which are to be repaid to the town through the betterment process, appearing on the 
regular tax biU. This was made possible by a $200,000 grant directed by DEP and the 
Massachusetts Environmental Trust and will continue into 2007. 

The Board of Health Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations throughout the year 
in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife and there has been a 
significant improvement in the condition of our school grounds and playing fields. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental mercury, an additional 
program of collecting mercury for recycling was begun in 2004. In addition to the existing program 
of recycling mercury containing fever thermometers for exchange for a digital thermometer at no 
charge, and the receiving of mercury switches and thermostats, and the recycling of mercury 
containing fluorescent light tubes, there are now recycling containers located at all of the schools and 
public buildings. This program is supported by outside funding at no cost to the Town of 
Wilmington. 

The Director served as a member of Bioterrorism Region 4A Coalition. Working with the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bioterrorism program, the Board of Health 
continued to receive software and training for a Geographical Information System (GIS) which is a 
very valuable upgrade to our Bioterrorism response plan. It also serves as a resource for the daily 
operations of the Board of Health. 

The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 1, 2006 at the PubUc Buildings 
Department on Church Street. A total of 283 animals (dogs and cats) were inoculated with rabies 
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The Director also served as a member of the Board of Registration of Sanitarians for the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and served as a member ex- 
officio on the Executive Board for the Massachusetts Health Officers Association. 

The Public Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, R.N. collaborated on two Health and Wellness Programs, 
Employee Health Fair held On May 2nd in coordination with School Health Services Director, Mrs. 
Doreen Crowe. R.N., Blue Cross Blue Shield provided skin screening device, with R.N. interpreter for 
Skin Cancer Prevention, Breast and Women's Health, Prostate and Men's Health, Lung and 
Respiratory Health and Cardiovascular Health. Additional screenings were provided for blood 
pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Special thanks to Pam Cote, R.D., PoUce and Fire personnel 
and the Town Manager's staff for the healthy snack preparation. 

The second program coordinated with Terri Marciello, Director of Elder Services was the Senior 
Health Day held on September 26, 2006. Screenings included blood pressure, blood sugar, 
cholesterol, and nutrition discussion provided by Mrs. Jean Webster, followed by a program 
presented by Lahey Clinic on healthy eating. 

Adolescent Hepatitis B immunization initiative continues in the Middle School. Fourteen doses were 
administered during the year 2006. There were 33 adult Hepatitis B and 78 immunizations given in 
the nurse's office. Mantoux skin testing for tuberculosis visits increased due to increase in 
surveillance for latent TBC. There were 80 tests administered in 2006. 

We administered 851 doses of flu vaccine in clinics, homes and office visits. A total of 18 pneumonia 
injections were given. 

Seven confirmed cases of Lyme disease have been reported in 2006, as well as many mild cases of 
Varicella, chickenpox breakthrough disease, 6 cases of pertussis, 6 cases of salmonella (food 
poisoning), many animal bites, and several cases of Hepatitis C. 

The Public Health Nurse continues involvement in the Department of Public Health Community 
Health Network (CHNA-15), which is a group of towns that work together on Healthy Community 
related issues. We received a $10,000 Planning Grant to form a Healthy Wilmington Coalition. Dr. 
Jane Williams-Vale serves as Chairperson. We have circulated a survey and are completing a 
Community Health Assessment for the town. 

A. Communicable Disease Prevention: 



Influenza immunizations in Office 


49 


Influenza immunizations in Home 


32 


Influenza immunizations at Clinics 


770 


Medicare B Reimbursement for Influenza 


$7,525.87 


Pneumonia vaccination in Office 


17 


Pneumonia vaccination in Home 


1 


Immunizations, all other 


78 


Hepatitis B Vaccination, Adult 


66 


Hepatitis B Vaccination, Adolescent 


28 


Communicable Diseases Reported 


103 


Tuberculosis Contacts Reported 





Office Visits, Mantoux testing 


80 


Home Visits for T.B. 


1 



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B. Public Health Nursing : 

1. Newborn Reported 

2. Emergency Visits 

3. General Health Supervision-Home Visits 69 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 123 
Telephone Health Conference 325 

4. Hypertension Screening Office Visits 113 

5. Diabetic Screening Office Visits 1 

6. Other Screenings Blood Pressure/Health Fair 99 
Dermascan 35 
Health Screen (Bone) 
Health Fair Cholesterol 40 
Diabetes Workshop 
Breast Health Awareness 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop-ln Center 

Number of Sessions 45 

Hypertension Screening 455 

Diabetic Screening 54 

General Health Counseling 56 

8. Deming Way Home Visits 10 
General Health Counseling/Clinic B/P 18 

9. Blood Lead Testing 

10. Blood Cholesterol Testing 52 
Number of Tests 39 
Cholesterol Screening/Health Fair 
Screenings, Diabetic/Cholesterol/Blood 49 

11. Meetings 77 

12. Vaccine Distribution 43 

C. Environmental Health: 

1. Transport/Haulers Permit ' $ 3,800.00 

Stable Permit 1,005.00 

Miscellaneous (Variance & Funeral) 100.00 

Percolation/Soil Tests 3,000.00 

Sewage Disposal Systems Permits 9,600.00 

Food Establishment Permits 13,625.00 

Massage Therapy & Tanning Salon 1,250.00 

Installers 3,000.00 

Subdivision 100.00 

Copies (Refund) 69.60 

Nurse's Total Fees Collected 7,545.87 

Recreation Camp 300.00 

Well Permit 1,225.00 



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Rabies Clinic 935.00 

Pool Permit 100.00 

Witness F'ee 10.00 

Housing Inspection Fee 0.00 

Tobacco 3.350.00 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED: $49,331.47 

2. Meetings Attended 113 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 240 

4. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 27 

5. Number of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 80 

6. Food Establishment Inspections 

Food Service 85 

Retail Food 20 

Residential Kitchen 

Mobile Food 6 

7. Food Establishment Re-Inspections 

Food Service 18 

Retail Food 2 

Residential Kitchen 

Mobile Food 3 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 50 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re-Inspections 24 

10. Housing Inspections 8 

11. Housing Re-Inspections 

12. Percolation Tests 113 

13. Court Appearances 2 

14. Hazardous Waste Investigations 

15. Camp Inspections 3 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 62 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Title V Inspections 

Pass 109 

Fail 37 



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Cable TV Advisory Task Force 



Task Force members are residents Quincy Vale and Wayne Aruda. Also serving on the Task Force is 
Donna Gacek, Executive Director of WCTV, Neal Ellis, Network Manager with the Wilmington 
School Department and Jeffrey Hull, Assistant Town Manager. 

At the start of 2006, the exclusive focus of the Task Force was completing the information gathering 
process required to establish community needs with respect to cable service. Part of the information 
gathering included a public hearing that was conducted on April 3, 2007. This was the second and 
final public hearing aimed at obtaining the views and opinions of Wilmington residents about such 
issues as their interest in local access programming provided by WCTV, their satisfaction with 
Comcast's customer service and recommendations for future cable services. 

Based upon the information gathered from the two public hearings and based upon information 
discussed at Task Force meetings, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to Comcast in 
September. The RFP described the terms and conditions that the town was seeking in a new license. 
Comcast responded by submitting a proposal on October 31, 2006. Members of the Task Force, with 
assistance from Peter Epstein, cable counsel, have begun to negotiate the terms of a new cable 
license. 

In early 2006, the town was notified by representatives from Verizon that the company was 
completing the installation of fiber to most homes in Wilmington and was interested in providing 
cable service. In May, the Board of Selectmen initiated the process to obtain additional cable 
providers by authorizing an invitation for applications to obtain a cable license. Verizon filed their 
application with the town on June 30, 2006. In September, based upon the recommendation of the 
Task Force, the Board of Selectmen issued an Issuing Authority Report (lAR) which outlined the 
town's needs for cable service. On October 30, 2006 Verizon submitted an amended cable application 
in response to the lAR. Negotiations over the terms of a license with Verizon are underway. 

The expectation is that residents will have competition in the area of cable service in 2007. 



The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of 
Wilmington: 



Type of Device 



Number Sealed 



Gas Meters 

Small Capacity Scales 

Truck Scales 

Oil Truck Meters 

Pharmacy Weights 

Sign Inspections 

Oil Delivery Observations 

Consumer Complaints Received and Acted on 

Gas Station Sign Checks and Pump Readouts 



157 
52 
7 
2 
39 
4 
50 
3 
8 



Fees Collected 



$1,704 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains fairness in the market place. The Sealer will 
continue to attend workshops to remain current in the field. 



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EDUCATION 

Wiliiiiiigton Public Schools 

The Wilmington Public School System has much to be optimistic about as it reflects on the past year 
and looks forward to the 2006-2007 school year. Our students' futures depend upon their ability to 
apply skills and knowledge as critical thinkers and problem solvers. As educators, we realize we are 
preparing students to succeed in a complex world filled with unpredictable challenges. The 
increasingly diverse nature of the school community requires a caring learning environment where 
teamwork and i-espect flourish among staff and students. We stand at the threshold of a 
breakthrough as we strive to dramatically increase student achievement and advance learning. 

This past year much has been accomplished. The Wilmington School Committee approved a Protocol 
for Curriculum Renewal and Management, a new Strategic Plan, and a revised Technology Plan. In 
addition, a new K-5 English/Language Arts program was implemented, as well as a new Middle 
School Mathematics program and U.S. History curriculum at the High School. We have gone beyond 
a simple statement about curriculum review and renewal in a context of state/national frameworks. 
A curriculum review cycle linked to the budget ensures fair distribution of initiative funding. The 
curriculum renewal protocol now spells out common elements to be included in all curriculum 
documentation and a decision-making process that ensures better communication and 
accountability. We are now focused on science and foreign language. 

The Wilmington Public Schools just completed the process of creating a new strategic plan for the 
school system. The foundation for the development of a new strategic plan is the Wilmington Public 
Schools' continued commitment to high standards for student achievement. This is represented in 
the academic standards and grade level expectations established for our students as well as the 
proficiency requirements required by the Massachusetts Department of Education. The purpose of 
the new strategic plan is to define and publicly state our goals and to set measurable objectives that 
are reflective of those goals. These objectives provide the direction and framework for the district 
over the course of the next five years. They will serve as the focal point of our resources and allow us 
to measure our overall progress. Periodic measurement of progress will also allow us to make the 
changes necessary to achieve these objectives. Additionally, we continue our belief that individual 
schools must be given latitude to address the specific needs of their school communities. Our plan 
provides guidance and direction for schools to focus on system priorities; however, each individual 
school must adapt to a unique set of circumstances. 

We will continue to view technology not as something separate and apart from other aspects of 
education, but rather as a critical component of an integrated whole. We are working to develop a 
technology framework that identifies basic content, skills, and larger understandings related to 
technology that we expect students to achieve. It will be carefully cross-referenced to, and threaded 
through, the curriculum frameworks in agreed upon ways at each grade level that will guarantee 
equal access and a coherent sequence for all students. In addition, technological competence among 
the entire faculty is essential if we are to cultivate classrooms where technology is clearly linked to 
the curriculum and the expanded learning capacity of students. Therefore, a consistent goal is for 
every teacher to master a core set of skills considered basic for Wilmington educators: 
E-mail, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Word Processing, Excel, Web Research, and Network Use. 

Wilmington's Professional Development program reflects our commitment as a school system to 
define and work towards a core set of outcomes that will advance our goals related to curriculum 
development, technology and differentiated instruction, to the ultimate benefit of our students. The 
Wilmington Public School System is dedicated to providing continuing opportunities to new and 
veteran teachers alike to extend, expand, and enrich their performance. A finely tuned professional 
development program is not only reflective of and responsive to the broad based needs of the entire 
learning community, but should represent a dynamic effort that underscores the belief that learning 
about one's work is never truly finished. It represents a program in which every educator is called 
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Professional development is the link to quality teaching and learning and ultimately to increased 
student achievement. The Wilmington Public Schools are committed to a quality research-based 
professional development program. To this end, the 2006-2007 professional development focus is on 
increasing academic excellence and student achievement. The underlying goal of this effort is 
designed to broaden the instructional repertoire of our teaching staff in order to meet the broad- 
based needs of ALL students. The divergent academic, cultural and social needs of our students 
demand that we expand our pedagogical methodologies to enrich the students' experiences, while at 
the same time we advance professional growth. Working together we can achieve our goal so that all 
our students are helped and expected to achieve success. 

This year Wilmington was able to bring nationally renowned speaker. Dr. Douglas Reeves to our 
Professional Development Day. Dr. Reeves is CEO and founder of the Center for Performance 
Assessment, an international organization dedicated to improving student achievement and 
educational equity. Through its long-term relationships with school systems, the Center helps 
educators and school leaders to improve student achievement through practical and constructive 
approaches to standards, assessment, and accountability. 

As an extension of Dr. Reeves' talk, teachers were invited to take an idea from Dr. Reeves and carry 
out an action research project. Action research has the potential to generate genuine and sustained 
improvements in schools. It gives educators new opportunities to reflect on and assess their teaching; 
to explore and test new ideas, methods, and materials; to assess how effective the new approaches 
were; to share feedback with fellow team members; and to make decisions about which new 
approaches to include in the team's curriculum, instruction, and assessment plans. 

In addition, the Wilmington Public School System is committed to ensuring that all facilities, 
programs, and equipment support the educational needs of students, staff and the community. As 
our buildings age, we face the growing challenge of maintaining school facilities at a level that 
enables our teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners. This requires that we think 
strategically and prepare forward thinking plans for maintaining our schools. In addition, it is 
important for us to continue to provide a safe and secure school environment for learning. 

Lastly, the Wilmington Public School System is proud of its long standing collaboration with the 
town. We are committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of 
stakeholders, including civic, business, and community groups in support of student achievement. 
The recognition of the critical role external stakeholders play in the Wilmington Public Schools, and 
the role the Wilmington Public Schools play in the broader community provides the framework for 
shared responsibility and accountability. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

The faculty and students at Wilmington High School have jumped in where they left off last year. 
We continue to work on our curriculum and curriculum mapping as a central theme to our pursuit of 
"Excellence in Action." We have completed mapping for all courses and now have moved to designing 
pre and post assessments that will help our teachers to make decisions related to the delivery and 
design of the curriculum. 




We have also worked to solidify our learner outcomes. The learner 
outcomes are focus points that we believe important for our students to 
possess when they graduate from Wilmington High School. In line 
with our mission, we believe our students will be: Effective 
Communicators, Problem Solvers, Innovative, Self Directed Learners, 
Skilled Leaders, Cultured, and Community Contributors. We are also 
developing a rubric that will help students and staff to identify areas 
within their studies that connect to the learner outcomes. The model 
is designed to be a self-paced guide for students and parents to help 
make the necessary connections within the curriculum necessary to 



A proud nephew conoratulates ^^^^ expected outcomes. This process will help us as we continue 
his uncle upon graduating '^^ path towards our accreditation by the NEAS&C in 2010. 



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We also continue to work to meet the ideas outlined in the Wilmington High School five-year plan. 
Central to our plan are the topics of Assessment, Instruction and Curriculum. Each of these areas 
holds the key to continued improvement as well as increased expectations and rigor in the classroom. 
Our teachers will continue to spotlight these areas in most discussions related to the improvement of 
Wilmington High School. 

This year, we have several members of our faculty retiring. Our retirees include Mr. Stoddard 
Melhado, Mrs. Virginia Blodgett, Mrs. Martha Boudreau, Mrs. Linda Bavuso and Ms. Catherine 
Symonds. Their service and commitment to the students of Wilmington spans many years and will 
be very difficult to duplicate. We wish them all well! 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 

Several English teachers are involved in graduate courses and in-service activities. Maura Lynch is 
enrolled in the graduate course, the "Teaching of Writing" at the University of Lowell and Catherine 
Daley is taking "Reading in the Content Areas" at Salem State. Claire Hitschler and Karen DiBona 
are facilitating in-service workshops for other staff on the novels, "Before You Know Kindness" by 
Chris Bohjalian and "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. Maureen Dolan, Tammy 
Ross, Lisa Lucia, Catherine Symonds, and Meghan Estrada are also enrolled in these workshops. 
Also, Ms. Catherine Symonds has been reappointed to the English/Language Arts Assessment and 
Development Committee for the Grade 10 MCAS by the Massachusetts Department of Education. 

Student creative writing is developed through Creative Writing, an elective workshop offered by the 
department and by individual teacher's assignments in English classes. Bethany Chisholm's poetry 
and Susan Livermore's short story and poetry were recently pubUshed in the national publication 
Teen Ink. Our school literary magazine "Expressions" received a rating of EXCELLENT from the 
National Council of Teachers of English program to recognize excellence in student literary 
magazines. It was one of eight magazines in the State of Massachusetts to receive this award. 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES 

It has been an exciting year in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. In November, the 
Food and Nutrition classes collaborated to plan and prepare the annual Thanksgiving dinner which 
was fit for a king. This highly anticipated event always creates a great sense of community and 
camaraderie in our department, and this year exceeded experience and expectation. Buying homes 
and cars has been on the minds of the students in Independent Living. They are learning to embrace 
the challenges of independence and adulthood, and their eagerness grows daily as we explore the 
world beyond high school. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT 

The Foreign Language Department welcomed two new teachers to Wilmington High School, Ms. 
Alba Santana, a native of Venezuela who is teaching second and third year Spanish, and Ms. 
Rebecca Hoffman who is replacing Ms. Meghan Clarke Martin while she is on maternity leave first 
semester. Ms. Santana earned a Master's degree in Education from Northeastern University while 
Ms. Hoffman is a recent graduate of St. Anselm's College. 

This year's Foreign Language Club at Wilmington High School has over 60 members who meet once 
a month to learn about other cultures and sample traditional foods from countries around the world. 
In December, club members hosted an International Holiday Breakfast for faculty and staff. 

Last year, the Foreign Language Department received a grant from the Centro Attivita Scolastiche 
Italiane (C.A.S.I.T.) to fund text books and ancillary materials for an Italian program. 
"Conversational Italian" classes are now being offered twice a week after school by Mr. Daniel 
Indiciani, a certified Italian teacher. 

The department salutes our two retirees scheduled to leave in June of 2007: High School Spanish 
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GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT 



The Guidance Department weathered well the staffing changes of the fall of 2006 with the addition 
of Jessica Cohen to the team. Jessica has settled in and assumed the caseload of 230 students. We 
are pleased to be restored to a full complement of counselors to serve the students and families of 
Wilmington High School. 

On October 10, 2006, Guidance Curriculum Team Leader Marie Cahalane presented a program on 
the "College Application Process for Special Education Students" to the Special Education Parents 
Advisory Council. The parents received a handout delineating the process and offering useful 
websites and resources to assist in the search for colleges that offer special services. 

In November, the Guidance staff welcomed admissions representatives from Suffolk University, 
Salem State College, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for On-the-Spot Admissions. 
Sixty-nine students took advantage of these excellent opportunities with thirteen students accepted 
to Suffolk University, twenty-three students granted admission to Salem State and twenty-five 
students admitted to UMASS Lowell. Guidance Counselor Maureen O'Mara coordinated this event. 

On December 6, 2006, the Wilmington High School Guidance Department sponsored a Financial Aid 
Information Night for Grade 12 parents. This well attended event featured a presentation by 
Christine Mordach, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Merrimack College. Information 
on the FAFSA process, the CSS Profile, and college financial aid formulas was shared. The format of 
the evening was a lively question and answer session, allowing parents to address the issues of 
concern to them. The Guidance staff has received positive feedback from this presentation. 

As of this date, the Guidance staff has processed 556 college applications for the 228 members of the 
Wilmington High School Class of 2007. The Guidance Office has bustled with activity as counselors 
and students have worked together to assemble and submit application packets for the colleges' 
consideration. Some of the colleges to which our students have secured admission (in addition to the 
"On-the-Spot" admission schools) include: Johns Hopkins University, UMASS Amherst, Boston 
College, Villanova University, Stonehill College, Northeastern University, Fairfield University, 
Simmons College, University of Rhode Island, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Merrimack College, 
University of South Carolina, Pennsylvania State University, and Brandeis University, to name a 
few. 

Many of the guidance counselors have taken advantage of professional development opportunities 
offered by Project Alliance, Curry College, and the College Board. Topics of these seminars included 
the "College Board Fall Workshop," "Threat Assessment in Schools," "Counseling Special Education 
Students in the College Process," "Advanced Placement Testing Administration," and "Signs of 
Suicide." Additional staff development is planned in the near future, including an upcoming seminar 
on "Gang Violence." 

The Guidance staff has visited many classrooms during the fall to present timely information to 
students. In September, seminars were conducted with the Seniors in preparation for the college 
application process. With a focus on school adjustment, the counselors met with Freshmen to review 
the first few days as students at Wilmington High School and to address any questions or issues that 
may have arisen. 

In the next few weeks, counselors will be working with Sophomores to begin career planning using 
interest inventories that will guide each student through the career decision making process. In 
early April, the guidance staff will present an evening for Junior parents, coincident with classroom 
presentations to Juniors designed to jump start and demystify the college planning process. 

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of eleven teachers, five of 
whom are veterans, each with more than twenty-five years of experience. We have two new 
members of the Mathematics Department this year, Mr. David Sundberg, who has recently 
graduated from the University of New Hampshire and Ms. Kiley Magee who recently graduated from 
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The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. 
Although the requirement is three years, a large percentage of Wilmington High School students 
complete four years of Mathematics. Students will complete a three year program with Algebra 2 
and may choose a fourth year of Mathematics from one of our senior electives which include 
Programming, Math Topics, Advanced Math Topics, Analysis, Trigonometry, and Probability & 
Statistics. Those students who have entered our Honors Program from Grade 8 will complete their 
three year requirement with Honors Analysis and may choose to continue in their senior year with 
either Honors or AP Calculus. We have also had many students enroll in two Mathematics courses 
in one year in order to advance to Calculus in their fourth year. With our program at the 
Wilmington Middle School changing, we look forward to revising our mathematics program over the 
next several years. 

The Mathematics and English Departments also offer an SAT Review Program two times during the 
school year. This program is designed to prepare students for the November and May SAT testing. 
Although we have held these review sessions for the six weeks prior to the testing dates, we are 
looking into extending the program to eight weeks. This change seems appropriate due to the 
changes in the SAT testing. Courses are usually offered in the early evenings during the week and 
on Saturday mornings. 

Math League is again a popular activity for college bound students who have an interest in the 
mathematics field. Wilmington High School is a member of the New England Mathematics League 
and holds monthly contests which include a variety of challenging problems. Approximately 40 
students are presently enrolled. Students may choose to participate at any time during the school 
year. 

We continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very positive again this 
year with over 85% of our tenth graders achieving either in the Proficient or Advanced status. We 
continue to offer a "Math Workshop" course to our tenth graders as a preparation for the May exams. 
This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking strategies. We also offer many 
opportunities for extra preparation for those students who may be required to retest. 

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 

The Social Studies Department entered the 2006-2007 academic year having completed a multi-year 
transition that necessitated the reorganization of the sequence in which courses are taught in grades 
eight through eleven. The reorganization was part of a plan to best prepare the students of 
Wilmington to meet the requirements of the U.S. History MCAS Exam in grade ten. 

The Social Studies Department was engaged in five major activities during the past year. These 
include the Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference; the National History Day competition; the 
Academic Decathlon competition; the Mock Trial program; and the Model United Nations Club. 

On January 6, 2006, Mr. Staffier and Mr. Carr accompanied members of their honors U.S. History 11 
classes to the Thirty-Third Annual Phi Alpha Theta State History Conference, held at Framingham 
State College. In order to qualify to attend, students had to write a fifteen page research paper on 
one of twenty pre-approved topics. Amanda Weymouth was awarded a third place prize for her 
paper while Adam Levine was awarded a top 5-10 award. Kerri Convery, Taryn Martiniello, and 
Katelyn McGrath won Honorable Mention. 

National History Day is a program that is broken into several segments. The first is the regional 
competition, which was held in March at Masconomet Regional High School. Students in Mr. Carr's 
Advanced Placement United States History course competed, taking home one award. Cassandra 
Hurley, Caitlin Bresnahan, and Angela Wang were recipients of the Essex National Heritage Prize 
for their exhibit entitled, "The Fight for Bread and Roses." Their exhibit was later displayed at 
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The Wilmington Academic Decathlon Team, under the direction of Mr. Riley, competes with teams of 
students from high schools across the state in a series of ten academic events. Students are given 
awards based on both individual and team achievements. A unique aspect of the program is that 
each nine-member team must consist of three students each with "A," "B," and "C" grade point 
averages. Students may be in any grade and an unlimited number of alternates may also compete. 
In November of 2006, Scott Oglesby and Sarah Tavares won medals. 

Mock Trial is a statewide competition in which students are competing against their peers from 
other schools in the Massachusetts Bar Institute annual Mock Trial Program. The 2006 Mock Trial 
Program, under the direction of Mr. Staffier and Ms. Kassin, has attracted 30 high school students. 
Students in the Mock Trial Program work together to gain a better understanding of the law, court 
procedures, and the American legal system. 

The Wilmington High School Model United Nations Club, under the direction of Mr. Hackett, 
participated in a conference at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury on October 28. Conference 
issues focused on such topics as the conflict in Darfur, landmines, and the former occupation of Tibet 
by China. Twenty students participated in the conference and eagerly await their next conference. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

The Special Education Department is comprised of eight teachers, five classroom educational 
assistants, and three one-to-one educational assistants. Services are also currently provided by the 
school psychologist, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, and specialists from the 
SEEM Collaborative. The department welcomed two new teachers this year who bring a wealth of 
knowledge and experience, Mr. Michael Hickey and Mrs. Jan Mounsey. 

Services range from inclusion classes at several levels to specialized programs such as the 
Alternative Program for students with individualized education programs who are at risk of 
dropping out of high school. There are three learning center classrooms where students are able to 
access specialized instruction and support for their academic classes. There are small specialized 
classes for students who require intensive teacher-to-student ratios and modified curriculum, and 
there are multiple classes at varied levels with educational assistants in the class each day providing 
support to students in need. 

The Special Education Department was able to update the evaluation instruments used for 
evaluating educational achievement for eligibility determination and the transition to the new 
instrument has gone well. This change has allowed for a decrease in the time needed for each 
evaluation (thus providing less time out of the classroom for students being evaluated) while 
providing results that are better aligned with the psychological evaluations used by the district. 
This transition has gone smoothly and we are proud to have updated this important component in 
our eligibility determination. 

TECHNOLOG Y DEPARTMENT 

In our Introduction to Technology class we work on many hands-on engineering projects. Some of 
these projects are designed to be done as a competition, both individual and team. We have 
completed three competitions so far this year. First being bridges, students had to build the 
strongest bridge with the least amount of material. Next they had to design a catapult that would 
throw a marble thirty feet into a receptacle. The final competition we completed was mouse trap 
powered vehicles, in this competition students needed to design a vehicle that would go the furthest 
distance using only a mouse trap as its propulsion. Some of the projects we will work on in the 
future are model sail boats, C02 powered cars and solar cookers. 

In our Architectural Design class students learn about all aspects of residential home design. 
Students have been working on one floor homes so far this year and will start on multiple floor 
dwellings in the near future. By the end of the school year each student will design their own two- 
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In our Computer Aided Design class students learn technical drawing using the CADKEY 19 
software. They started creating basic two dimensional drawings of complex parts and then 
modifying them. Students learn about symmetry, mirroring, and rotating objects. They will also 
cover solid modeling, cutting solids and extrusions. Students will create single view and multiple 
view drawings. 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

The Science Department continued its work on end-of-course assessments during 2006 and extended 
that model to include mid-year and final exams as well as pre and post-tests. In addition to using 
the assessments to measure students' achievement with respect to the Massachusetts State Science 
and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks, a secondary goal was to use collected data to 
begin informed discussion about how students learn and which teaching practices are most 
successful. An optical scanner with analysis software was purchased to assist the department in its 
assessment work which has the added feature of being able to generate data from a wide variety of 
survey tools as well. Test development software has also been put into use that allows teachers the 
freedom to generate large standards-based question banks. Using the software enables teachers to 
develop assessments at various levels of difficulty with randomized orders quickly and with specific 
skill and content foci. 

In May three students in Mr. John Wood's chemistry classes earned awards in the Massachusetts 
Water Resources Authority 2006 Poster AVriting Contest for their essays. One of the awards was for 
first place and the others were for honorable mention. The students and their teacher were 
recognized in an awards ceremony held at the MWRA center on Deer Island with parents and 
dignitaries in attendance. 

Biotechnology and AP Biology students, under the supervision and direction of Biology teachers Ms. 
Dawn Martell and Mr. Richard Fardy, were given expert hands-on training by visiting City Lab 
instructors. The previous year the program was carried out by the CityLab bus visit whereas in 
2006, CityLab staff actually set-up in one of the biology labs in the high school to run their program. 

In June the Science Department was awarded a $1,500 grant by the Corning Foundation in the form 
of a laboratory glassware allocation. The grant was written and submitted by Curriculum Team 
Leader James Megyesy in an effort to further the support of the science laboratory program at the 
high school. 

Top undergraduate awards presented at the end of the year honored Pradheep Vemula and Kevin 
Martin. Pradheep was awarded the Rensselaer Medal for highest combined science and 
mathematics achievement for three years - a $60,000 scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute. Kevin won the Bausch & Lomb Award for highest academic achievement in science - a 
$24,000 scholarship to the University of Rochester. 

A program unique to the Science Department that experienced new energy and renewed focus in 
2006 was Aquaculture. The semester course centers on growing various species offish under strict 
scientific protocols from small to large. Students are responsible for building, maintaining and 
monitoring the environment in which the fish grow (500 and 700 gallon tanks) by collecting and 
adjusting water quality indicators daily and regulating feeding rates to insure growth. The program 
drives technical and some financial support from Salem State College Cat Cove Aquaculture Center. 
As a "grand finale" for the fall 2006 class, the students and their teacher, Ms. Carol Mutchler, 
developed an Aquaculture Cookbook and hosted a culinary event. Each student wrote a short article ' 
about their farmed fish species and then brought in a prepared dish for various school dignitaries to 
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WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 



The Wilmington Middle School serves students in grades six, seven, and eight. The current 
enrollment is 998 students. The staffing profile includes three administrators, two guidance 
counselors, a librarian, a technology integration specialist, two nurses, a school psychologist, three 
support staff, eleven educational assistants, and seventy faculty members. 

The school facility was opened in the fall of 2000 and represents now, as it did when it opened, a 
state of the art facility that accommodates a program that is consistent with sound middle school 
educational philosophy. Both regular and special education students receive their instruction at 
Wilmington Middle School. Classrooms house core academic programming (Language Arts, Math, 
Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Foreign Language) as well as a series of unified arts offerings 
in Music, Art, Technical Education, and Computer Literacy. In addition to the regular (including 
nine Science laboratories) and unified arts rooms (technology, computer, art, and music rooms), 
Wilmington Middle School has a cafeteria, library, and gymnasium. The school also offers a 450 seat 
auditorium for school assemblies and community based programs. 

Programmatically, we are in the second year of a new math program called Impact Math. The 
program has already started to positively "impact" our students via increases noted in our grade six 
MCAS math scores. The participation rate in our performing groups is inordinately high with 341 
students taking part in our instrumental (band and strings) and/or choral programs. Our 
Technology Department is exploring the use of a new computer software package (Pro Engineering) 
in their classrooms. The Science Department has been reviewing new textbook series for all grade 
six students. Generally, we are in accord with the Superintendent's review and revision of our 
curriculum. 

After-school activities represent an opportunity for students to extend their day through their 
participation in our after-school program. A list of our after-school programs includes Intramural 
Sports, Drama ("School House Rocks" this year), Art Club, Homework Club, Math Club, Yearbook, 
Ski Club, Mentor Adventure, and other offerings. We have collaborated with several community- 
based programs (Wilmington Educational Foundation, Deana's Fund - Remote Control, Wilmington 
Family Counseling, and Elder Services) to provide other opportunities for learning to our students. 
Our Student Council performs different community service tasks on an annual basis. This fall we 
gathered over 1,300 items for our local food pantry and more than 100 coats for distribution to needy 
families. It is an undertaking that the entire community should celebrate. 

The Professional Development of our staff is supported in a variety of ways by our town. Many 
teachers continue their work on advanced degrees at our local colleges, while still others employ our 
CIT days as an important vehicle for professional development. The focus for CIT days this year 
has been assessment and the development of common rubrics for use in the assessment of student 
work. 

The school noted that our most recent MCAS scores showed that we had met the performance 
standard set by the State Department of Education. If we perform as well in this year's 
administration of the MCAS, then we will be removed from the State Department's watch hst. 

Finally, the school has started several recognition programs that acknowledge outstanding student 
achievements. Chief among these is the "High Five" club and "Spirit Flag." Each program honors 
and recognizes particular acts of good will or the outstanding accomplishments of our students and 
teachers. Individual students are nominated to receive a "High Five" tee-shirt by their teachers for 
good deeds. The administration chooses teams, particular houses or grades, or teachers to be 
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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



The North Intermediate School houses 322 children in grades four and five. Our students enjoy the 
challenge of a hands-on developmentally appropriate curriculum, and an exciting learning 
environment that develops self-esteem, personal and social management skills, and critical and 
creative thinking skills. At North Intermediate School, we are fortunate to have a dedicated and 
conscientious teaching staff and very active parent organization who work together to meet students' 
needs and provide activities and events that appeal to all students. A model setting for children to 
share and learn together. North Intermediate School is committed to the district's philosophy of 
inclusion, where Special Education staff, general education teachers, and subject area specialists 
work together to provide a framework of success for all our students. 

North Intermediate School is fortunate to have an army of parent volunteers who participate in the 
classrooms, with extracurricular activities, and with clerical duties. This was another successful 
year for the PAC under the able direction of co-chairs Sue Connors and Sue Abbott. The enrichment 
committee, led by Barbara Bosco, arranged for four PAC-sponsored assemblies featuring programs 
on bullying, music, and science. Our Dads' Group, under the leadership of Chris Coakley, meets 
monthly and has planned several activities including an afternoon of sledding, Boys' Night Out, 
Friday Night at the Movies, and a trip to see a college hockey game. This year's School Advisory 
Council is once again meeting in conjunction with the Council from the West Intermediate School. 
As you can see, there are many opportunities for parent involvement at the North Intermediate 
School. 

Our teachers continue to pursue a variety of professional development opportunities. In addition to 
taking graduate level course work and attending conferences that focus on strategies and techniques 
for enhancing our curriculum, improving instruction for all students, and increasing student 
achievement, they have actively participated in workshops sponsored by the district. 

Character education is woven into our school spirit assemblies in which our school motto, "Courtesy, 
Cooperation, and Common Sense" is emphasized. North Intermediate Happy Grams are awarded to 
our students regularly, with children's names being announced over the intercom. These awards are 
written by the adults in the building and are given to individual children, classrooms, or grade levels 
in recognition of something positive. 

We take pride in the accomplishments of our students and staff and convey this message by the ways 
in which we develop school atmosphere, maintain our school facility, establish high expectations for 
student achievement, and present learning experiences. Students and staff are to be commended for 
their active interest in the community at large, as evidenced by their participation in Wilmington 
Food Pantry drives. Coats for Kids, New England Pediatric Care Center drive, Toys for Tots, and the 
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WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



The West Intermediate School prides itself on welcoming children into the school, greeting children 
by name and making each child feel valued as members of the school community. The West staff is 
always working together to improve the quality of instruction and the service to children. We had 
many changes in the staff in the year 2006. Mrs. Jean Latham, grade 4, and Mrs. Yolanda Monaco, 
grade 5. both retired after many years of dedicated service to the community. New staff members 
include Kelly Cushing, Amy Glennon, and Kim Kelley in special education, and Trish Moulton, 
Nicole Catanzano, and Michelle Levesque in the classroom. 

Many exciting additions to our regular routines are underway at the West. A web-based curriculum 
support program called, "Study Island" has been purchased by the district, allowing students to work 
individually on strengthening their skills in the areas most helpful to them. The fifth grade teachers 
had a poetry celebration day in their classrooms. Poems included acronym poems, shape poems, 
odes, autobiographical poems, and other freestyle poetry. In science, the students learned 
about weather, simple machines, magnetism, electricity, and ecosystems. In Social Studies, students 
worked their way from the great migration of man to North America and parts of South America to 
the Revolutionary War, to the Western Expansion. Using our new language arts curriculum, the 
students explored themes like "Nature's Fury," "Give It All You've Got," "Voices of the 
Revolution, " "One Land, Many Trails," "Animal Encounters," and "Person to Person." In Math, we 
had a Math Immersion Day, where the students went class to class learning about various math 
topics. The day ended with a game of Math baseball in the cafeteria. 

The fourth graders at the West Intermediate School entered the Reading Municipal Light 
Department tee shirt contest. This year the theme was energy conservation. We were excited to 
have two winners from the West. Congratulations to Emily Choi who won first place and Dana 
Rossetti, our second place winner. Both students attended an Awards Presentation Night at the 
Reading Municipal Light Department on January 4th, where they received savings bonds. The West 
Intermediate Art classes also received a $200 gift certificate for art supplies for having a first place 
winner. 

During the December holiday season, children from the West Intermediate School contributed to 
Wilmington's Fire Department Toys for Children In Need. A goal of the school is to encourage 
community service on the part of the children. We are encouraging our children to take an active 
interest in their community and to become involved. The West also collected food for the local food 
pantry, and participated in the annual winter coat drive sponsored by Anton's cleaners. 

The ShawsheenAVest PAC continues to support grades one to five at both the Shawsheen and the 
West Schools. Enrichment programs this year included Mister Magnet, Techsploration/Simple 
Machines, Ball in the House and Doin' the Right Thing. Fundraisers and school support continue to 
be a main function of the PAC. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School serves students enrolled in grades one through three. Currently, 
there are seven classrooms at each grade level. The school also houses two self-contained special 
education classrooms. One classroom is a language-based program for multi-grade students who 
present with academic challenges. The other classroom serves students who have a diagnosis that 
falls within the Autism Spectrum. In addition, before and after-school programs are offered to 
parents through the extended day services provided by the C.A.R.E.S. Program. All staff members 
are dedicated to providing a challenging, learning environment by designing instruction that meet 
the diverse needs and learning styles of all of the students. 

We are in the second year of implementation of the Houghton Mifflin Reading Program. For the past 
year, staff members participated in ongoing training on the reading program provided by the 
publishers under the coordination of the Elementary Literacy Coordinator and the Assistant 
Superintendent of Schools. As a result of this professional development, staff members have 
developed a proficiency in implementing all aspects of the program. The use of the Guided Reading 



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approach and grouping children by their reading abiUty assisted staff in helping students meet with 
success at their reading level. The use of leveled reading books assisted in this endeavor as well. 
The rich stories provided in the anthologies exposed students to a variety of genres while helping 
them to develop skills toward becoming successful readers and writers. 

Work has been dedicated to aUgning the units of study in the Math Trailblazers Program with the 
Massachusetts learning standards. These efforts have allowed us to provide students and staff with 
supplemental materials to ensure that aU of the standards are being addressed. The Math Facts 
Challenge Program continues to help students learn their basic math facts. We are happy to report 
that students at each grade level are making steady progress in successfully meeting the set 
requirements by passing the math operations assigned to their grade level. This past year, two new 
initiatives have been implemented to help students develop an understanding of math vocabulary as 
well as to develop a common math language. Classrooms now have math word walls where teachers 
display math words associated with the different units of studies. School wide, under the 
coordination of the Elementary Math Coordinator, we have started the Math Word of the Week 
Program. Each week a math word is chosen. Each day, after morning announcements, the word and 
its definition are read. A bulletin board located by the main office exhibits the words along with 
illustrations or examples of the word. It is our goal to assist students in widening their math 
vocabulary and in increasing their understanding of a variety of math terms or concepts. 

A main focus of the Shawsheen School this year is on the importance and relevance of assessment. 
The analysis of assessments administered and the data that the examination of the results yields 
provided us with vital information. This data gave us direction with respect to our curriculum and 
instruction. It is our goal to have the data drive instruction to ensure that we continue to meet the 
needs of the whole student population. To this end, faculty have been involved in meetings where 
they have been responsible in analyzing assessments such as pre and post-test results or the MCAS 
results. They have discussed their findings and in turn, have made recommendations how the data 
should impact current instruction of the curriculum. The staff also attended a presentation by Dr. 
Douglas Reeves who addressed all of the district's professional staff on the use of assessment, the use 
of data from analyzing assessment and teacher accountability. The staff members were inspired by 
Dr. Reeve's remarks as he provided them with much food for thought. 

As a result of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) involvement, the Shawsheen computer lab 
witnessed some changes. First, PAC funds purchased new furniture for the labs, including computer 
tables and chairs. Secondly, we were also able to increase the memory in all of the computers in the 
lab. As a result of these generous contributions, students not only have a nice lab in which to work, 
but also have computers that are able to function more efficiently. This is particularly helpful since 
all first and second grade students visit the computer lab twice a week to work on math using the 
CCC Successmaker software. The third grade classrooms report to the lab weekly to work on either 
math or reading using "Study Island." Both programs assist students with learning skills at their 
level and at their own pace. In addition, the skiUs addressed reinforce classroom instruction. 

The Shawsheen School is proud of the work accomphshed by the members of its Student Council. 
Three third grade students from each classroom earned a position on the Council by writing an 
essay. The Student Council members, under the direction of the Assistant Principal, play various 
roles throughout the school year. They assist with community service projects such as the annual 
coat drive. They demonstrate school pride by helping with building projects such as decorating 
bulletin boards or organizing curriculum materials. We appreciate the efforts and contributions 
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The Shawsheen WCTV crew, 
comprised of five staff members, is 
responsible for highlighting special 
happenings occurring at our school. 
The crew members continue to tape, 
edit, and broadcast school concerts. 
For the first time last year, the WCTV 
crew started a new program. Several 
third grade students auditioned to 
become Shawsheen newscasters. The 
third grade students who were chosen 
were given assignments involved in 
interviewing different faculty or in 
writing about special events. They 
were then taped reporting on then- 
special assignments. The videotape of 
the newscasters was aired on WCTV. 
They all did a superb job with their 
performances. It is our goal to 
continue this special event with the 
third grade this year. 

Parent involvement remains active at our school. The PAC is completely invested in the school 
community. We are so fortunate to have an Enrichment Committee who works so closely with us in 
order to provide programs that enhance our curriculum. One of the new initiatives has been to 
provide grade level enrichment programs. By working collaboratively with a teacher representative 
at each grade, the committee has provided incredible programs at each grade level: Bugworks for 
grade one: Space Flight for grade two; and Eyes on Owls for grade three. The PAC Activity 
Committee plays an integral role in reinforcing school spirit by sponsoring spirit days (Wilmington 
Pride Day) and seasonal guessing contests to help students with their estimating skills. The PAC 
membership is comprised of a group of parents who dedicate their time and efforts in providing 
enriching experiences and social activities that is so reflective of their commitment to children. 

The members of the School Advisory Council continue to be a hardworking group of individuals who 
have served well, in an advisory capacity, to the school administration. We are fortunate to have 
representatives from each constituency (teachers, parents, and community) who meet monthly to 
discuss a host of school-related issues involving budget, school safety, and school improvement to 
name a few. As a result of their efforts, we have been able to design school improvement plans to 
help our school continue to make progress and achieve goals in many areas. 

There are other activities coordinated by parents that are indicative of the level of parent 
involvement at the Shawsheen. A parent coordinator ran a successful reading incentive program for 
our students called, "Hair Today. Gone Tomorrow." The students were challenged to read a set 
amount of minutes from November to April and if the goal was reached, the principal would have his 
moustache shaved in front of the student body. We are pleased to report that the students not only 
met the goal, but also exceeded the amount of minutes necessary for the incentive to take place. On 
June 2, 2006, in front of the entire school community, our principal had his moustache shaved. The 
reading program proved to be a huge success! 

Because of the involvement, collaboration, and contributions of all of the members of the Shawsheen 
School community we are able to provide students with a stimulating and active learning 
environment. The dedication and commitment of the faculty to children drives us to providing 
instruction that is designed to meet and address the diverse learning needs and styles of each of our 
students. We remain steadfast in helping every student to maximize their learning potential, in 
developing good character skills, and in demonstrating steady growth. Our goal remains to assist 
students in building the necessary academic, behavioral, and social skills so that they can establish a 
foundation needed to become accomplished learners and responsible citizens. The continued 
collaboration of this work by all of the members of the school community makes this an easier goal to 
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WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 



There are currently 486 students at the Woburn Street School in grades one, two, and three. There 
are eight first-grade classrooms, seven second-grade classrooms, eight third-grade classrooms, and 
one 502.4 Special Education Substantially Separate Classroom at the school. This year we are 
pleased to have one new third grade teacher, Mr. Gary MacDonald, who officially replaces Mrs. Jane 
Welch. Mrs. Welch retired in June. Mr. MacDonald worked at the Woburn Street School last year 
as a long term substitute. This year Mrs. Sacha Cote in second grade and Mrs. Shannon Martin in 
third grade have been on maternity leave. Both of these teachers were on leave during the fall. Mrs. 
Martin returned after the holiday break and Mrs. Cote is scheduled to return after February 
vacation. Mrs. Susan Mahoney has been teaching for Mrs. Cote and Ms. Sarah Rebilas taught for 
Mrs. Martin. Changes in staffing also include the addition of Ms. Katie Sullivan, who is currently 
working as an educational assistant in our 502.4 classroom. 

We continue to work to update and improve our technology program. Three new computers and a 
projector are being installed in the library. Students in grades one and two continue to work in the 
Success Maker Program in the computer lab, focusing on the math component of that program. 
Children have opportunities to practice their math skill twice each week with the Success Maker 
Program. A before-school Success Maker Program has been established as well to allow third 
graders access to the program in preparation for the MCAS exam. Third grade students are 
developing keyboarding skills using a program entitled, "Bernie's Typing Travels." Third graders 
are also using a web-based program entitled, "Study Island," as another means of preparing for the 
upcoming MCAS testing. Alpha Smart keyboards continue to be used for student writing. Teachers 
continue to use the Smart Boards that are available at the school and we continue to seek additional 
ways to regularly upgrade the technological services, equipment, and programs at the Woburn Street 
School. 

This year there is a refocused emphasis on the ongoing process of assessing student progress and 
achievement and the examination of data to inform instruction. Teachers throughout the district 
spent Curriculum Improvement Time in November listening to Dr. Douglas Reeves, a nationally 
recognized speaker, and examining and analyzing current MCAS data. In addition, several research 
projects have been developed and implemented by teachers as a result of Dr. Reeves' presentation. 
Assessment practices are being re-examined for Math and English Language Arts and our School 
Improvement Plan reflects the use of data to set measurable goals for improvement in student 
performance. Our core curriculum, its alignment to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and 
the analysis of data to identify specific areas in need of improvement is an ongoing goal for the 
district as well as the Woburn Street School. 

We are in the sixth year of the Trail Blazers Math program and work continues in this area under 
the direction of our Elementary Math Coordinator, Mrs. Betsy Boulanger. This is the second year of 
implementation for the new Houghton Mifflin Reading program, under the direction of the 
Elementary Literacy Coordinator, Mr. Gerald LaPointe. These programs are aligned to the 
Massachusetts Frameworks and provide instruction, practice, and assessment of the framework's 
standards. We continue to emphasize the importance of writing and the development of an 
appropriate composition at each grade level. Writing prompts are being administered to all students 
this year during the spring in order to continue to collect writing samples, assess skills, monitor 
progress, and adjust instructional practices. In the spring we will again host our annual Art and 
Literacy Night to showcase student writing and art work. 

Once again we are offering a Reading Incentive Program to encourage children to read at home. The 
theme this year is Paws for Reading and the children have been busy reading each day to complete 
the program's requirements. In March we will be hosting our annual visiting author as part of this 
program. This year we are pleased to have a Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks author as our 
guest speaker. Native American author and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, will be with us for half a 
day. He will also visit the Shawsheen, the West, and the North during his two-day visit. He has 
written many books for children of all ages, from kindergarten through high school, and is the 
recipient of numerous book awards. Those children who complete the Reading Incentive Program 
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For the past several years the Woburn Street School has hosted an exciting poetry program, planned 
and directed by thu'd grade teachers, Mrs. Traci Jansen and Mrs. Erin Donahue. This project is the 
result of Mrs. Jansen's participation in the Summer Poetry Institute at Boston University and is 
based on the Favorite Poem Project of past poet laureate, Robert Pinsky. It has been well received 
each year by staff, students, parents, and members of the community who have participated. This 
year Mrs. Jansen received a Business Partnership Grant to enhance the poetry resources at the 
school, including the addition of poetry books and CDs. Mrs. Donahue has published a periodic 
magazine of student poetry entitled, "Wildcat Tracks." We look forward to another exciting Poetry 
Day at the Woburn Street School in May. 

Last spring Mrs. Jansen was the first recipient of a grant for creative teaching from the Wilmington 
Education Foundation Fund for Teacher Programs. During the past summer she visited Iceland to 
observe first-hand the saving of baby puffins who have not reached the sea and need to be assisted in 
their journey. This is directly coordinated to a story about this yearly occurrence read in third grade, 
'"Nights of the Pufflings," by Bruce McMillan. This extraordinary experience has assisted Mrs. 
Jansen in her ability to help bring literature to life for children. 

Safety continues to be a high priority at the Woburn Street School. In order to ensure the 
continuous improvement of these practices, the Safety Committee meets regularly to discuss ways to 
implement new procedures to address our changing needs. One addition to our safety program this 
year was the installation of a monitor in the office so that people approaching the front entrance can 
be identified. A buzzer has been installed so that the door can be unlocked once security has been 
cleared. We have continued the process of providing room keys to all teachers and staff members 
and to require all volunteers to complete CORI forms and all staff members to wear I.D. badges. 
Visitors and volunteers are also required to wear badges whenever they are in the building for any 
reason and all staff members are required to have CORI checks completed. A "grab and go" box 
containing emergency information for all students and staff members, as well as a floor plan for the 
school and other information considered important, is ready for any possible emergency. Various fire 
and emergency drills have been conducted and staff members discuss procedures for possible 
situations that would require a predetermined plan. It is an ongoing goal of the Woburn Street 
School and the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any possible emergency situation and to 
develop a plan to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. 

The Woburn Street School is again extremely appreciative to the PAC for its continuous and 
generous support of our school and its programs. The fundraising activities they sponsor each year 
generate a considerable amount of money for programs and materials that benefit the school and 
enhance the curriculum. They provide enrichment programs for our students and generously 
purchase a variety of materials for the school. The Woburn Street School is grateful for the hard 
work and support of the PAC. We recognize it is the combined efforts of parents and teachers that 
create an atmosphere for learning which strives to meet the needs of each child and fosters the well- 
being and success of all students. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is home to an Integrated Pre-school Classroom, a 
Substantially Separate Pre-school and four Kindergarten Classrooms. In addition, Boutwell houses 
an Extended Day Kindergarten Classroom (C.A.R.E.S.) and provides classroom space for two 
S.E.E.M. Collaborative Programs. These programs are geared to hearing impaired children, ages . 
three to five. 

The pre-school and kindergarten programs are presently half-day programs. The Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center is able to offer a comprehensive learning experience to the students, which 
includes participation in Physical Education, Music, Art and Library. Special Education Services are 
available for those students who qualify and need assistance in the areas of Speech and Language, 
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The pre-school and kindergarten curriculums are aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum 
Frameworks. Student progress reports submitted to parents in January and May reflect the 
Frameworks as well as curriculum initiatives. The Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts 
Program and Trailblazers Math Program are firmly established in the kindergarten curriculum. 
During the 2005/2006 school year, the Integrated Pre-school Program piloted the Pre-K component of 
the Houghton Mifflin Reading Language Arts Series. In June of 2006, the program was adopted. 
Literacy Nights are offered to parents in a two-part series. These continue to be an effective means 
by which parents and private schools can receive an overview of literacy and its many components. 
Because of the positive response to the literacy nights, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center in 
conjunction with the Wildwood School, hosted a Math Night as well. Both enrich and strengthen the 
home school connection. 

The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council or PAC has been a strong and involved presence at the 
Boutwell this year. Members of the PAC work closely with staff and administration, to that end. 
The enrichment programs funded by the PAC, which included, "Reach for the Stars," "Pioneer 
Living," and "Visiting Authors," have greatly enhanced curriculum. PAC has brought families 
together with such events as, Movie Nights, Family Fun Night and the Ice Cream Social. Their 
contributions to the students and families, has been instrumental in developing a sense of 
community at Boutwell. 

Our School Advisory Council or SAC, is another facet of parent involvement. Along with parents, 
teachers and administrators from both the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools, this Council develops a 
School Improvement Plan that is based around safety, security, curriculum and building. 

Two performances are held during the school year, under the direction of our Music Specialist, Pre- 
school and Kindergarten staff. In December, a winter concert was presented to parents and friends. 
This year's theme was "Snow". In April, parents were treated to a program that celebrates 
community. It is the culmination of a month long study of Wilmington. Activities that the children 
participated included visits by the Town Manager, Fire Chief and Postmaster. Some classes also 
maintain pen pals with Shawsheen Elementary students and book buddies with West Intermediate 
students. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center continues to provide a positive and productive learning 
environment for its students, many of whom are experiencing public school for the first time. Our 
staff strives to create a balance between each child's social emotional development while at the same 
time cognizant of curriculum and instruction. With the support and involvement of our parents, we 
endeavor to make each child's school experience an enriching one that will lay the foundation for the 
years to come. 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center, located at 182 Wildwood Street, is comprised of four 
kindergarten classrooms, two kindergarten special education programs, an extended day 
kindergarten program (C.A.R.E.S.), an integrated pre-school program and a pre-school special 
education classroom. Additionally, C.A.R.E.S. also provides a before and after-school care program 
for our families of kindergarten aged students. 

The kindergarten and integrated pre-school programs are presently half-day programs. The special 
needs pre-school and kindergarten programs operate on full-day schedules. The kindergarten 
children also enjoy weekly Art, Music and Library classes. Physical Education classes are offered 
twice weekly. Lunches are served to our full day children on a daily basis. Special education support 
services, such as Speech/Language Therapy, Resource/ Learning Support, Occupational and Physical 
Therapy are available for students needing such assistance. 

The Wildwood School prides itself on being a student-centered educational facility, emphasizing 
individual student achievement, strong student-centered curriculum, family involvement and 
positive school climate. Central to our kindergarten curriculum are the Houghton Mifflin English 
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student success and both align with the MA State Frameworks. Staff continues to work tirelessly 
keeping our curriculum current and in accordance with the state Frameworks, in an effort to provide 
our students with academic, critical thinking, and social skills that will last them a lifetime. 
Classroom and center activities focus on age-appropriate literacy skills, phonemic awareness, math, 
written language, science, social studies and social skills development. Social and emotional 
development is an equally important facet of our curriculum in the pre-school and kindergarten 
programs. Play and positive peer interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, teachers and parents 
from the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools who meet on a monthly basis, to develop a school 
improvement plan for the early childhood centers. The school improvement plan is a compilation of 
goals addressing school environment, learning, school safety, communication, transition issues, 
technolog>', core values and parent/community involvement. 

Additionally, our parents put forth great interest and enthusiasm in all of their efforts to support our 
school through the Parent Advisory Council (PAC). PAC sponsored Scholastic Book Fairs, Movie 
Nights, and a Family Fun Night are but a few of the events offered by our PAC. The PAC also 
sponsors our annual coat and food drives that support Wilmington community programs. 

Other special programs take place throughout the year involving town officials that come to our 
school and establish important relationships with our young students. Officer Moon, our Safety 
Officer, is a friendly face to all the children as he presents bus and community safety programs in 
the fall. Lieutenant Hurley and other fire fighters bring important fire safety messages and 
programs. We are thankful to have such community involvement and support for the children at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center. 

SPECIAL ED UCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 207 referrals for initial 
team evaluations and provided special education and related treatment services to 677 Special 
Needs' students ages 3-22. 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department added an additional Speech and 
Language Therapist to provide therapy primarily to students at the intermediate level. 
Additionally, the District added hours to the Speech and Language assistant's schedule at the pre- 
school level. These additional hours expanded the capacity of the District to provide related services. 

The Special Education Department also participated in a Coordinated Program Review conducted by 
the Department of Education. Each school district in the Commonwealth participates in a 
Coordinated Program Review every six years. The District's final report by the Department of 
Education was very positive. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff development and training for school building staff, the Special 
Education Department has participated in numerous workshops and conferences. Furthermore, the 
Special Education Department has continued to increase training opportunities for the educational 
assistants. 

PERFORMING ARTS 

This year has been an extremely busy year for the Performing Arts Department. Our Wildcat Bands 
wrapped up a successful marching season and performed beautifully at their Winter Concert in 
December m front of their always faithful parents and friends. The band is now preparing to travel 
on their annual ski trip. Middle School and Elementary Bands are coming off one of their most 
successful concert seasons yet during which the North Intermediate's own Mrs. Michelle Nortonen 
performed as a narrator along with the Elementary Advanced Band at their Winter Concert in 
December. It was a special occasion to see an administrator so supportive of the arts to be willing to 
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Wilmington Strings Attached has been hard at work this year preparing for the high school's big trip 
abroad to Italy. The group will be leaving from Logan International on April 12 and will arrive in 
Milan, after which the group will tour through the lovely country, performing and experiencing the 
culture that Italy has to offer. The group will travel through Venice, Rome, Lucca and Assisi and 
will return to Boston on the 19th of April, flying out of Rome. All the while, the students will still be 
rehearsing to perform at their annual Winter and Spring Concerts, as well as for a select delegation 
at the Boston State House in March. 

Wilmington Chorus and Drama are celebrating the creation of a new parents' group: C.A.T.S. or 
Choir And Theatre Support. This group will be responsible for fundraising and providing support for 
the over 200 students involved in either choir and/or drama in Wilmington. The choral groups this 
year have had a very exciting but hectic year. At the Middle School level, the 6th - 8th grade choirs 
have been offered an opportunity to share the stage and perform with a nationally celebrated and 
touring a cappella group. Ball In The House. Ball In The House has also extended an invitation to 
the high school a cappella group, SoundScape, to perform with them at their concert. The concert 
will take place at Wilmington High School on Thursday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. At the high 
school level, along with SoundScape's performance with Ball In The House, this Spring the 35- 
member Concert Choir will be bussing from Wilmington to New York City to perform at St. John's 
Cathedral in Manhattan which is commonly known as one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. 
After that trip, a select group of madrigal singers from the choir will travel with the Strings 
Attached group to Italy to get a taste of what it is like to travel and perform abroad. 

Wilmington's Drama program is receiving a well-deserved boost this year as our two Middle School 
choral teachers, Julie Kelley and Christopher Dejardins, have decided to revive the Middle School 
musical and will be producing School House Rock Jr. to be performed in the later Spring. In the 
meantime, the high school drama program has been busy and is currently in rehearsals for their 
Spring musical, "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," performances of which are 
March 30th and 31st in the high school auditorium. Even closer to that, however, is the annual 
Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival, sponsored by the Boston Globe. This year the 
students will be performing a student-directed play for the first time called, "Relative Returns." The 
play will be directed by Senior Honors Theatre student, Leah Schneider, and will be performed 
March 3rd at a location to be announced. 

FINE ARTS 

Students in all grades have been busy learning about and making art. In this post-modern age, a 
standards-based curriculum must encompass the ubiquitous images of visual culture and help 
students explore themes and narratives unique to themselves. 

Field trips this year included the spring visit to the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 
Besides a tour of the museum, students had the opportunity to explore one of the largest sculpture 
gardens on the east coast. This fall, forty-five students traveled to New York. We visited the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art where students investigated whatever collections interested them. 
Their explorations covered from Egyptian Art to the Modern Wing and from suits of armor to large 
photographs recording the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After a box lunch at the Central Park 
Zoo, we visited the Whitney Museum of Art to see the Edward Hopper retrospective. 

Our students also participated in community activities. Katelyn Lynch 

designed the T-shirt for the Fun on the Fourth celebration while Sean MacPherson's design was 
selected for the Wilmington Education Foundation logo. In the Scholastic Awards competition, 
Katelyn Lynch won a Gold Key for her self-portrait, Kystle Quintal won a silver key for her graphic 
design and an honorable mention was awarded to Tanya Ciardi for her "reflections" photograph. 

Holly Gill's fourth grade student at the North Intermediate, Kristi Nearhos, won third prize for the 
Reading Municipal Light Department T-Shirt contest. The fourth graders at the West Intermediate 
School also entered the T-Shirt contest with this year's theme being energy conservation. 
Congratulations go to Emily Choi as the first place winner and Dana Rosetti as the second place 
winner. All students were invited to attend the Awards Presentation Night at the Reading 
Municipal Light Department on January 4th where they will receive savings bonds. The West 
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Thanks to a special grant from the Wilmington School Partnership, Lynne 
\'ik will purchase some simple digital cameras and a printer. By taking pictures and printing 
pictures, students can begin to learn how to compose simple compositions. We will try to learn to 
take a picture with a focal point and include the whole subject in the picture. We will also begin to 
learn how to implement some of the technology used to print digital photos (example: moving 
pictures from the camera to the printer). 

Teachers were also busy continuing their education. Jen Fidler attended a 

Book-Making Class and Marie Shack attended an Advanced Drawing Class at the 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Suzette Durso and Marie Shack attended an 

all-day workshop conducted by the noted art educator Kenneth Vieth. Suzette 

Durso and Mane Shack were also invited to the opening of the new Institute of Contemporary Art. 

This was a special day set aside for teachers with breakfast, and tours of the building and collection. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS 

The Physical Education and Health Department continued to serve all students (K-12). 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Education Program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates physical fitness and skill development components as well as specific health 
related topics. The Health Education program emphasizes the importance of exercise, body systems, 
hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection, and rest/sleep to feel well. The 
students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute to wellness through self-esteem, 
relationships, responsibility, communication and decision-making skills. The Elementary Physical 
Education and Health Fair was held on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Wilmington High School 
g\'mnasium. The students from the North, West, Shawsheen and Woburn Street demonstrated 
physical education and health curriculum activities. The evening was presented to share the 
elementary school physical educationAiealth and community health programs taught to the children. 
The Fire and Police Departments were there to present their programs taught in the schools. The 
Board of Health staff and Wilmington Health Services staff conducted various health related 
screenings. The evening was a success for the community of Wilmington. Through the Art, Library, 
Music and Physical Education teachers at the Shawsheen and Woburn Street, each school presented 
their interdisciplinary program with their students. At the Shawsheen Elementary School, the third 
grade students presented their program called, "Olympics in Torino, Italy." In preparing for the 
program, the students did research in the Library, made costumes and props in Art, learned song 
lyrics in Music and created dance movement in Physical Education. At the Woburn Street School, 
the second grade students presented "Feeling Good." Each of the second grade classes learned about 
the importance of keeping their body healthy in Health class. In Library, the students memorized 
poems written by Shel Silverstein entitled, "The Voice" and "Tell Me." The students created and 
learned dances in Physical Education, and memorized song lyrics in Music. In addition, the students 
designed scenery and props in Art for the program. The West Intermediate presented their program 
entitled "Dancing through the Decades" which was held at the Wilmington Middle School 
Auditorium. The North Intermediate presented their program in the Spring which was a 
multicultural theme. These interdisciplinary programs have provided the students with an 
opportunity to learn important topics in a fun, creative and unique way. In fifth grade, we continue 
to offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Police Department and Officer Julie 
Brisbois. 

The Middle School Physical Education and Health Education program is a comprehensive 
curriculum which incorporates physical fitness and sport skill development for all students. In 
January 2005 the traverse climbing wall was installed at Wilmington Middle School gymnasium. 
The students continue to be extremely excited about using the climbing wall. The climbing wall will 
enhance skills that build strength, endurance and coordination. During the year, the students have 
participated in team building Project Adventure activities that enhance positive sportsmanship 
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The Physical Education Curriculum at the High School, Health Dynamics, is a comprehensive 
program dealing with health, fitness and life skiUs. Students will examine appropriate health topics 
including substance abuse, nutrition, physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health, and stress 
management. The curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, ecology 
and social issues in the program. Related physical activities designed to reinforce health issues will 
be offered to ensure a complete holistic sense of mental, spiritual, and physical weU-being. 

ATHLETICS 

The Health Dynamics Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement in 2006. 
Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 
• Class of 2009: Lawrence "Buddy" Gormley 



Charlotte Jensen 

Class of 2008: Ernest Mello 

Stephanie Baima 

Class of 2007: Michael Golden 

Samantha MacDougall 

Class of 2006: Philip Russo 
Alyssa Bibeau 



Athletic Award Recipients 

• Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School Senior 
Athlete:" Joseph Herra and Alicia Murray 

• Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication to Athletics at 
Wilmington High School:" Thomas Miele and Alyssa Bibeau 

• Harold "Ding" DriscoU Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, discipline and 
tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Sean Murphy and Ashley Poirier 

• Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, discipline 
and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Sean Murphy and Alicia Murray 

• Jack Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: "To the male and female athlete who exhibit team spirit, 
leadership and equal dedication to academics as well as athletics:" Sean Murphy and Alyssa 
Bibeau 

HighHghts of 2006 

The Boys' Basketball Team coached by Jim McCune won the C.A.L. League School Division for the 
fifth consecutive year. They were led by Lowell Sun and C.A.L. All Stars Joe Herra and Brian Caira 
Joe Herra was named C.A.L. Player of the Year. Jim McCune was voted C.A.L. Coach of the Year. 

The Girls' Basketball Team coached by first year coach John Keane had their best record in recent 
memory at 16-4. Ashley Vitale was Lowell Sun All Star. 

The Wrestling Team had another great season with Nathan Clapp and Evan Walsh State Sectional 
Champions. 

Jackie Mello was the C.A.L. 55 Meter Dash Champion and Alex Chalmers won the C.A.L. 1,000 
Meter Champion during our Indoor Track season. 



Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 



Akshay Dave 
Evan Borseti 
Sean Tavares 
Ryan Loring 



Lisa Rooker 
Brianne Bozzella 
Alexandra Prochorski 
Brianna Brown 
Jaclyn Sugrue 



Kenneth Vassallo 



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Our Basketball Cheerleading had an exceptional season as they were C.A.L. and Regional 
Champions. They placed 2nd at the State Competition and won the National Competition in their 
division. 



The Wilmington High School Baseball Team qualified for the State Tournament for the first time in 
six years. They were led by C.A.L. All Conference Player Sean Murphy. 

The Girls' Softball Team qualified for the State Tournament for the eleventh year in a row. 

The Boys' Spring Track Team coached by Bob Cripps had their best season in quite some time. They 
were led by Shawn Fahey, State Javelin Champion and our State Champion Shot Put Relay Team 
made up of Shawn Fahey, Nick Farnsworth, Matt Marden, Will Nieman and Nate Clarkin. 



The 2006 Spring season marked the beginning of our new Lacrosse program for both boys and girls. 
Many thanks to the Wilmington Youth Lacrosse Program for their help in making it happen. 

The Girls' Cross Country Team coached by Thomas Bradley finished 7-5 for their best performance 
in over twenty years. Natalie Russo was selected to the Cape Ann All League Team. 

The Football Cheerleaders coached by Nancy Sullivan were again C.A.L. Champions. Jessica Welch 
was All I^eague. 

The Football Team coached by Bob Almeida finished 1st, tied with Masco and North Andover in the 
C.A.L. i^arge Division. They beat Tewksbury for the fourth consecutive year on Thanksgiving Day. 
Ryan Jones. Grog Stewart, Rich Barry and Kyle Borseti were all named to the C.A.L. All Conference 
Team. Rich Barry was also elected to the Boston Globe All Scholastic Team. 




Wilmington High School Track was dedicated in honor of Frank Kelley in 
May. 




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SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 



Wilmington School Food Service employs sixteen full-time and twenty-one part-time staff, in 
addition to the Food Service Secretary and the Administrator of Food Services. All salaries, food, 
supply and equipment purchases, as well as most maintenance costs and office supplies are paid 
from the Food Service revolving account. Revenues obtained from student lunch participation, 
reimbursement from the Department of Education, catering. Senior Citizen Lunch, Extended Day 
Care and other programs are used solely for the support and improvement of the School Food Service 
Program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's food based menu-planning system 
and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA for calories, as well as required 
levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and 
calcium. Lunch prices for the 2006/2007 school year are as follows: $1.50 at the Elementary and 
Middle Schools and $1.75 at the High School. A total of 382,131 student meals were served last 
school year (2005-2006). Students may choose from a variety of lunch options at all grade levels to 
encourage participation. Average monthly participation was approximately 65% district- wide. In 
addition to reimbursable meals, a la carte items are available to students to supplement school 
lunches and those brought from home. 

Allergy and other health concerns continue to be addressed. Full-time food service staff is trained 
annually in EPl-PEN administration. Cafeteria Managers at each school and myself work closely 
with school nurses and parents, providing ingredient and nutrient information as necessary. At 
present there are thirty-six ServSafe certified sanitarians on staff and all staff should be certified by 
February 2007. Monthly food safety trainings and inspections are performed in each school. 

The Food Service staff was trained by the Department of Education on correctly preparing and 
completing production records. Five managers attended a conference on seminars, such as "Dealing 
with Difficult Employees." 

Computerized Point-of-Sale systems are in place at six schools to improve the efficiency and accuracy 
of reporting and accounting. Participation, especially of students eligible for free and reduced price 
meals, has increased remarkably since this program was introduced. Other initiatives completed 
during the school year include various equipment and storage facility improvements and the 
purchase of a new steam table for the Woburn Street School and steamer for Wilmington High 
School. 

From August 2005 through July 2006, the senior citizen home delivered and congregate meals 
program at the West Intermediate School served 17,483 lunches. 

CONCLUSION 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past year: Jean Burke, Joan 
Camel, Judith Creeden, Yolanda Girouard Monaco, JoAnn Jacobson, Jean Latham, Virginia 
Peterson, Margaret Power, Daniel Spriggs, Mary Timmins, Janet Urquhart, and Jane Welch. The 
Wilmington school community wishes to thank these people for their many years of dedicated service 
to the children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy and healthful retirement years. 

The school community was saddened at the loss of Anne Field, a long-time kindergarten teacher who 
passed away. 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the administrators, teachers, 
support staff, parents and students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools 
during the past school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated 
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Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/ 
Technical School District 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District is pleased to submit its 2006 
Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. 
Located on Cook Street in Billerica next to the towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school 
celebrated its 36th anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational technical 
education to area youth and residents. 

The elected representatives of the 10-member Regional School Committee that governs the District 
are: Mark Tnfiro, Treasurer, and Donald Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum and Bernard F. 
Hoar, Vice-Chairman, from Billerica; Paul V. Gedick and John P. Miller from Burlington; J. Peter 
Downing and Patricia W. Meuse, Secretary, from Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis, Chairman, and 
Robert G. Peterson, from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of the 
District since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of 26 regional vocational technical school 
districts in Massachusetts One thousand two hundred and fifty-four (1,254) high school students 
were enrolled in SVTHS's day school programs in October of 2006 and more than 600 adults 
participated in the school's various adult and continuing education courses. 

In June of 2006, Shawsheen Tech graduated 254 seniors. By September of 2006, ninety-six percent 
of SVTHS graduates were either employed in their area of expertise or pursuing higher education. 
In addition, one percent entered the military forces and three percent were employed in other trade 
areas. 

The Shawsheen Tech faculty is an exceptional group of talented academic and vocational-technical 
educators who are all highly qualified to teach in their respective disciplines and occupational areas. 
Shawsheen employs 131 full-time teachers as well as 16 paraprofessionals (teacher aides). Of those 
full-time teachers, there are 11 department heads and 16 lead teachers. All SVTHS teachers hold 
state certification credentials and exhibit the character, health, personality and professional 
competency worthy of serving the needs of District students. 

NEASC Accreditation 

During the 2005-2006 school year, the SVTHS staff completed its self-study in preparation for the 
fall decennial visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting agency 
for secondary schools in this area. The visiting team conducted a peer evaluation on October 16-19, 
2006. 

In its summary remarks the visiting team commended Shawsheen Valley Technical High School on 
the following: 

• The school's atmosphere - including the working relationships and rapport among 
students, staff, administration and support personnel. 

• The school grounds and physical plant, which are exceptionally clean and well 
maintained. 

• A very positive relationship that exists between SVTHS and the five towns in the 
district. 

• Ten of the nineteen technologies have achieved national accreditation status. 

The findings of the decennial visiting team will be reported at the commission's spring meeting in 
April at which time it is expected that the commission will vote continued accreditation for 
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Academic Programs 



MCAS Performance: Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students remain pre-eminent among 
their vocational peers on measures of EngUsh Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics competencies 
measured statewide by MCAS testing. Ninety-nine percent (298 of 301 students) of the current 
senior class has attained an MCAS Competency Determination by passing the MCAS English 
Language Arts and Mathematics portions of the test. 

In the spring of 2006, the performance of Shawsheen sophomores on the ELA MCAS test once again 
attracted positive attention. Measured by the Advanced-Proficient index, which represents the 
number of students who score at or above MCAS' proficient level, this school's tenth graders 
outperformed their peers from all other Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools on the ELA 
test. Seventy percent of Shawsheen's sophomores scored within the index range, exceeding the state 
average by one point. Ninety-seven percent of Shawsheen's 319 sophomores passed the test on their 
initial attempt. 

In the spring of 2006, sixty-two percent of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School's sophomores 
scored within the Advanced-Proficient range in Mathematics, and ninety-six percent passed the test 
on their initial attempt. Measured by the Advanced-Proficient index, the outstanding Mathematics 
performance of Shawsheen's sophomores ranked seventh among the thirty-one Massachusetts 
vocational technical high schools. 

NEASC Decennial Evaluation: Under the direction of recently retired Guidance Director Bruce 
Perkins, the SVTHS faculty and staff conducted a year-long comprehensive self-review of the school's 
academic programs. The review identified many areas of program excellence, which were 
subsequently commended by the NEASC visiting team, along with areas whose improvement would 
strengthen an already pre-eminent program. 

New Staff: As SVTHS continues to be impacted by the retirement of veteran staff, the school has 
had the opportunity to add new talent. Shawsheen Tech began early in the school year to plan 
recruitment activities. SVTHS staff was actively involved in the planning of the second annual 
Merrimack Valley Recruitment Fair, which was held at the Lowell Auditorium in March of 2006. 
Members of the faculty circulated within the large crowd at the event distributing the Shawsheen 
Tech recruitment brochure and speaking personally with potential hires. Shawsheen's participation 
in the Merrimack Valley Recruitment Fair, as well as the posting of vacancies on Monster.com, 
resulted in the hiring of most new teachers well before the end of the school year. The new academic 
faculty include: Ms. Patti Timmerman (Reading), Ms. Christy McKee (English), Ms. Stacy Taucher 
(English), and Ms. Ginny Ryan (English), Ms. Jennifer Neville (Mathematics), Ms. Diane Leary- 
Uong (Science), Mr. William Bellino (Social Studies), Ms. Kristy Michalek (Physical Education), and 
Mrs. Catherine Banda (Support Services). 

Support Services 

During the 2005-2006 school year, the SVTHS Support Services Department continued to make 
significant advancement in the process of preparing Individual Educational Plans (lEPs) and 
communicating individual student needs to teachers. A secure, web-based software program 
(Excent) now allows the SVTHS professional staff 24/7 access to a student's lEP. All staff has 
received training in utilizing the lEP software in support of students' needs thereby increasing the 
communication between the educational staff, student, and parents. 

With the graduating Class of 2006, all students on lEPs met State Competency Determination and 
local graduation requirements. Contributing to the MCAS success of Special Education students at 
Shawsheen was the extra effort taken to identify and implement appropriate accommodations for 
students with diagnosed special needs. As a result of a "team" effort on the part of Academic, 
Vocational/Technical and Special Education staff to address the needs of our Special Education 
population. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) was achieved in both English Language Arts and 
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Throughout the summer of 2006, the Support Services Department members committed themselves 
to professional development. Teams of SVTHS educators developed curricula in the content areas 
and transition planning that integrates the vocational competencies for students with special needs. 
Of particular note, a team of Shawsheen educators from both the Science and Support Services 
Departments worked on developing a curriculum to accommodate students with special needs in a 
science lab environment. Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant through the sponsorship 
of Boston University, staff training took place at B.U.'s educational facilities with instruction 
provided by university staff members. 

Students Clubs and Activities 

S\YHS Video: Students and staff collaborated to update the informational video used during visits 
to district middle schools. Teams of students and staff present these "Road Shows" to students who 
are considering applying to the school. During the summer, Shawsheen's Audio-Visual Specialist 
Ms. Joanne Wicks, who also serves on the Board of Directors of Billerica Access Television, posted 
the new "Road Show" video on BATV for the community viewing. 

In anticipation of the decennial visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Ms. 
Joanne Wicks, along with Mr. Don Meskie of Computer Science and Internet Technology, Mr. Tim 
Broadrick of Graphic Arts, and Mr. Tim Woodward of the English Department, designed and 
produced an extraordinary "Community and School Report" video with the able assistance of 
Computer Science and Internet Technology students Brandon Castrello, Richard Pantano, Paul 
Ware, Chrissy Hawes, and Derek Bouley. 

Web Club: Throughout the school year, SVTHS's Computer Science and Internet Technology faculty 
and students maintained and updated the school website, < http.7/www.shawsheen.tec.ma.us >. This 
talented technical team filmed, edited, and downloaded for streaming on the Shawsheen website 
athletic and other school events. 

Gay / Straight Alliance: Shawsheen Tech has been spared diversity-based incidents, owing in large 
part to the continued awareness and respect for diversity fostered by the Gay/Straight Alliance 
(GSA) under the thoughtful leadership of its faculty advisor, Ms. Christine Tobin. The GSA meets 
regularly at the school and provides a forum for students to educate each other and their school 
community about issues relating to sexual orientation. 

Student Council: Directing attention to the less fortunate continues to be the focus of Student 
Council activity. The annual Food Drive and Turkey Bowl generated $525 and twenty cases of food 
for the Billerica Food Pantry. The recycling program, also an ongoing school commitment, expanded 
the scope of its recycling program to include printer cartridges, cell phones, paper products, and five- 
cent returnables. 

Newspaper: From writing to photography and layout, SVTHS students have demonstrated 
considerable academic and vocational talents in 2006 by producing four editions of the school 
newspaper, The Rampage. Articles are generated via English classes while Commercial Art and 
Design students produce photographs before Graphic Arts students design, layout and print a 
quality product. 

Literary Magazine: The Shawsheen Tech Literary magazine, Ramblings, was published at the end 
of the school year and highlighted the visual art and creative writing talents of Shawsheen Tech 
students as well as staff members. Selections included illustrations, photography, short stories, 
poems and essays. 

Drama Club: The Drama Club's spring 2006 production was "The Butler Did It Again," directed by, 
Tim Kelly. The cast and crew consisted of twenty students who were co-advised by Ms. Angela Caira 
and Mr. Timothy Woodward. The students and staff in Masonry, Carpentry, and Commercial Art 
and Design planned, built and decorated the set. The process of bringing a full-stage production to 
fruition was an arduous but cooperative task that resulted in two very successful performances. The 
Drama Club is planning a dinner cabaret for the winter 2006 as a prelude to its spring stage 
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Oratory Club: The oratory club holds meetings before and after school to discuss and practice 
strategies for successful interviewing as well as writing and presenting speeches. Some of the 
contests that students participate in are: The Voice of Democracy, The Lions' Club Youth Speech 
Contest, SkillsUSA Prepared Speech, SkillsUSA Extemporaneous Speech, and SkillsUSA Job 
Interview. 

All Night Graduation Party: A culminating highlight to the school year is the highly successful All 
Night Graduation Party that is held on the evening of graduation. The Shawsheen Tech Parent 
Activity Council created the event and is instrumental in its planning (along with Class Advisors) 
and funding. This fun and safe activity for the graduating class was truly a memorable concluding 
activity for the Class of 2006. 

Alumni: Under the direction of faculty advisor Mrs. Gail Poulten, the Shawsheen Alumni 
Association is forming seminal committees and heading in an exciting new direction. Any SVTHS 
alum interested in working with Mrs. Poulten should contact her at g poulten@shawsheen.tec.ma.us 
or 978-671-3584. 

Athletics 

More than 415 students participated in interscholastic athletics capturing the Commonwealth 
Athletic Conference Championships in golf and spring track (League Meet) and a share of the title in 
hockey. SVTHS state tournament qualifiers included golf, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' 
basketball, hockey, wrestling (individual and team), lacrosse, spring track (individual), Softball and 
baseball. Also, the football team captured its first-ever State Vocational (Large) Championship. The 
Softball and girls' soccer teams were State Vocational Finalists while the Volleyball team also 
qualified for State Vocational tournament play. Spring of 2006 also included the second year of sub 
varsity competition for the Shawsheen Rams girls' lacrosse program. Girls' lacrosse will compete at 
the varsity level in 2007. 

In addition to these outstanding teams, SVTHS athletics developed exemplary individual athletes. 
Kyle Marzeoti of Billerica was selected to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All- Scholastic football 
team while Derek Sorensen and Keith Wiitala, both of Billerica, advanced to the MIAA All-State 
Wrestling tournament. Moreover, dozens of SVTHS student athletes received league all-star 
recognition in various sports. 

Capital Improvements 

The Capital Budget for FY2008-2012 was approved by the School Committee at its meeting on 
December 19, 2006. The initial requests for FY 2008 exceeded $1.6 million that has been reduced to 
$920,703. The fiscal impact on our five District communities will be only $562,252, reflecting a 
modest increase over the assessment for FY 2007 that was $535,985. 

Major increases in the capital budget for FY 2008 include: 

• $180,757 reflecting the new interest cost for the approved $5.5 million bond issue that will 
provide for a new school roof, upgrades to our heating, ventilation and air control systems, 
and needed enhancements to our electrical systems 

• $80,000 to purchase new walk-in refrigerators for our cafeteria 

• $29,000 for a steamer and steam kettle unit for the culinary arts program 

• $40,000 for a portion of the costs for improvements to the pool 

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Revenues to be used to offset the FY 2008 capital budget to minimize the assessment to member 
towns total $358,451 includes: 

• S 151. 403 in reimbursement from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the bond issue 
used to replace our windows 

• $67,666 from grants from the federal government 

• $125,700 from various revolving funds 

• $13,682 in interest earned from investments 

The Capital Budget does not contain funds to make major repairs to the school pool as recommended 
in a report received from KBA architects in late November of 2006. 

Community Services 

Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School continues to offer a wide variety of opportunities to 
adults interested in expanding their vocational and technical knowledge and skills. More than thirty 
courses are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. The enrollment in these courses has 
exceeded six hundred adult learners during the past year. Course offerings include a variety of 
traditional vocational programs such as welding, electrical, woodworking and collision repair as well 
as technical programs in Adobe Photoshop, web design, digital photography and computer 
applications. Residents interested in taking these and other types of practical courses are 
encouraged to contact Mr. Art Holmes, Adult Education Coordinator, at (978) 667-2111 for 
information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: During June commencement exercises, the School of Practical Nursing 
graduated its twelfth class, comprising 36 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Since its inception in 
September of 1994, a total of 429 students have successfully graduated from this program and have 
gone on to rewarding careers as Licensed Practical Nurses. This intense ten-month program offers 
qualified adults a combination of evening coursework and clinical externship experiences that 
prepare aspiring healthcare professionals for the state LPN exam. The significance and benefit of 
this valuable program to the community is magnified by the extreme shortages of qualified 
healthcare professionals that exist both locally and nationally. Residents interested in applying to 
the LPN program are urged to contact the Director of the School of Practical Nursing, Ms. Patricia 
Noonan, at (978) 671-3646. 

Middle School Career Awareness: There were 472 middle-school students from the District who 
participated in after-school career awareness activities during the winter of 2005-06. Students spent 
five hours exploring six of twelve different career path options aligned with the manufacturing, 
transportation, services, information technology and construction industries. Mr. Richard Lavoie 
coordinates this program in conjunction with a guidance counselor from each of the middle schools 
located within the district. He can be reached at (978) 667-2111, Extension 594 for registration 
materials or general information. The program is free of charge and is available to District middle- 
school students. Busing is provided by SVTHS. 

Tech Prep: SVTHS is very proud of the articulation agreements that it has developed with nine local 
colleges. Through the nationally recognized Tech Prep program, these agreements provide qualified 
SVTHS students the opportunity to receive college credit for coursework completed prior to high 
school graduation. Students receive post-secondary credit when they matriculate into a degree 
program at one of the nine institutions. These Tech Prep articulation agreements serve to further 
develop career paths for our graduates, maximize their interest in obtaining advanced degrees in 
their vocational-technical areas and assure that students are engaged in a post-secondary 
educational career path that is both relevant and rewarding. Ongoing negotiations with several 
union and open shop apprenticeship programs focus on articulated advanced-placement for qualified 
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Summer School: SVTHS enrolled 127 students from ten surrounding school systems in twenty-six 
courses during the summer of 2006. Courses were offered in English 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and Remedial 
Reading; Mathematics 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11; Pre-Algebra; Intermediate Algebra; Algebra 1; Algebra 2; 
Geometry; U.S. History; Civics; Civics II; World History AVorld CivilizationAVorld Cultures; Middle- 
School Social Studies; Lab Physical Science; Lab Biology; Earth Science; Health; and Physical 
Education. Many courses were team taught, requiring students to complete integrated research 
tasks in a state-of-the-art PC lab. Remedial Reading instruction was offered by certified Consulting 
Teachers of Reading using traditional and technologically assisted instruction. Individual and 
small-group pull-out tutoring was available for students whose Individual Educational Plans 
stipulated these services. Individuals seeking summer school information should contact Dr. Robert 
Kanellas, the Summer School Coordinator, at 978-671-3640. 

Swim Programs: SVTHS offered several high-quality swim programs on a year-round basis during 
2006 in its Olympic-sized swimming pool. Youth swim lessons, and family-swim programs were 
available on a regularly scheduled basis during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. In 
addition, the Shawsheen pool acts as the home site for interscholastic high-school swim teams from 
the Billerica, Bedford and Burlington public schools. During the summer months, local 
organizations and recreation departments from Wilmington, Tewksbury and Burlington schedule 
pool hours as part of their respective summer recreational programs. Individuals seeking swim 
program information should contact Mr. Anthony Fiore, Aquatic Director, at 978-671-3699. 

Billerica House of Correction: The Billerica House of Correction opened a new facility during this 
year that included a state-of-the-art Culinary Arts training kitchen with classrooms. SVTHS 
provided extensive technical assistance to the House of Corrections by working closely and 
collaboratively with their staff to develop and implement a 300-hour Fundamentals of Culinary Arts 
course and curriculum. This course will consist of 200 hours of hands-on kitchen instruction 
supplemented by 100 hours of related classroom theory that includes acquisition of the nationally 
recognized SeruSafe sanitation credential. This program will begin providing valuable training to 
inmates during FY 07. Shawsheen Tech looks forward to continuing to provide technical assistance 
through the development of a second 300-hour course to be made available to those who successfully 
complete the initial offering. In addition, Shawsheen Tech will provide end-of-course assessment 
services that will validate inmate achievement of the course objectives. 

Middlesex Community College: SVTHS entered into a partnership with the Hospitality Management 
Department of Middlesex Community College to deliver four courses at Shawsheen Tech as part of 
the requirements for its Culinary Arts Certificate or Associates in Science Degree option. The 
courses that will be delivered in the kitchens and related classrooms at Shawsheen Tech are 
Culinary Skills and Restaurant Service, Culinary Theory, Baking and Pastry, and Sanitation and 
Food Service Operation. The initial offering of the first two courses took place during the spring 
semester with solid student enrollment and exemplary student evaluations. 

Computer Services 

Student Information System: The Computer Services staff completed the 2006 Academic School Year 
using the "iPASS" student information system meeting all Department of Education and District 
reporting requirements. Changes were implemented in iPASS to meet the Department of 
Education's new end-of-year requirements for reporting summer transfers, dropouts and summer 
graduates. In February, a training session was presented to all vocational teachers on the Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency Report that allows vocational teachers to provide each student with a 
detailed report of the student's competencies in their shop area. In February and July, the 
Computer Services Department submitted the Department of Education's School Safety and 
Discipline Reports. Shawsheen was one of only twenty-five schools in the state to submit the report 
electronically. In the spring, Computer Services introduced student pictures into the iPASS 
database so teachers could see a student's picture on-line. In the spring. Computer Services set up 
and trained the Nurse's office to use the "iHealth" module of iPASS. This allows the Nurse's office to 
track all visits to its office and provide reports of services delivered. During the summer, all student 
academic scheduling as well as ninth grade exploratory scheduling was completed. The customized 
"welcome back to school" letter to parents was also generated by the iPASS system. In the fall, 
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to parents were also generated for any student that had failed one or more classes for the first 
marking period. In the fall, the Computer Services Department added the Class of 2010 to Parent 
Access Manager. Use of the iPASS Parent Access Manager has increased from 25% (2004) and 53% 
(2005) to 65% of the parents this year. The Parent Access Manager allows parents to view up-to-date 
information on their children in the areas of attendance, grades, schedules and discipline 
information. 

Computer iXetu ork: In early spring the Shawsheen iPASS database server and iPASS front-end web 
server were both upgraded with new hardware to improve performance on the network. During 
May, the old external e-mail server was replaced with a new external e-mail server that also acted as 
a SPAM filter for all incoming e-mail. During the summer major computer and network upgrades 
took place in the updated Computer Aided Design & Drafting area and updated Commercial Art & 
Design area. In addition, a new network switch was installed in the library to allow more computers 
to be added to the school network. The school's telephone system was reviewed, and an outdated 
voice mail server and fax server were replaced. A new "Point of Sale" (POS) system with a server 
and four POS registers was installed in the cafeteria along with the network equipment to tie the 
system into the school network. Finally during the summer, a Business Information Services 
computer lab and an academic computer lab were upgraded with new Dell computers and LCD 
displays. In the fall, the Microsoft Exchange server failed and had to be replaced, and the four-year 
computer technology replacement plan was reviewed and updated for new technology needs and 
approved by the SVTHS Technology Committee. During the Christmas vacation shutdown period, 
the Business Information Services lab was re-imaged for new software updates and the Commercial 
Art & Design Department's server was upgraded with an additional hard drive. 

Applications: The computer staff continued to maintain the Kurzweil text-to-speech software system 
as well as the Plato Math and English software for student use in the Math and Support Services 
Departments. The Master Cam software system was upgraded for the Machine Technology 
Department as well as the computers in its shop to enhance student training. The computer staff 
continued to service the teaching staff in the use of Grade Machine software to allow teachers to 
track quizzes, homework, tests, class grades, etc. and then automatically calculate a student's final 
grade for the marking period. The computer staff installed the Mitchell software training system and 
server for use by the Diesel Mechanics Department. In addition, the Computer Services staff 
provided data for the Classes of 2000 through 2006 for compilation of an alumni database. Finally, 
the Computer Services Department started the implementation of phase one the new AlertNow 
Rapid Notification Service to provide automatic telephone calling to parents and guardians of 
students for school related activities. 

Guidance 

Admissions: The popularity of Shawsheen Valley Tech among District eighth graders continues to 
rise. Each year Shawsheen Tech accepts 325 freshman students from an applicant pool of more than 
600. 

College and Career Planning Night: The College and Career Planning Night again attracted in 
excess of 500 people. In addition to SVTHS students and their parents, students and parents from 
the District towns availed themselves of the opportunity to meet with college representatives as well 
as members from business and industry. More than forty colleges and career schools were 
represented at the event, as were all branches of the Armed Forces. In addition to acquiring 
information on a variety of traditional trade and technical careers, students had the opportunity to 
further investigate Tech Prep options and explore financial aid opportunities. 

Financial Aid Night: In January, the Guidance Department was able to partner again with the 
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) in presenting comprehensive workshops to 
assist students and parents in understanding the financial aid process. In addition to a presentation 
on the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, SVTHS students 
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Scholarships and Awards: One hundred forty-seven (147) graduates received scholarships at the 
annual scholarship and awards night. Local community organizations and SVTHS affiliates 
contributed approximately $70,000 in scholarship assistance. In addition, Shawsheen graduates 
received prestigious awards and scholarships from college/career schools and the state-sponsored 
scholarship program designed to recognize academic excellence. Through the generous support of 
the industrial community, many graduates received tool and equipment awards. 

Cooperative Education Program: The SVTHS Cooperative Education Program enjoyed continued 
success in 2006. More than fifty-two percent of the Class of 2006 (including representatives from all 
19 vocational-technical programs) participated in the "training through work experience" 
opportunity. With the assistance of local industry, seniors have the opportunity to work in their field 
of study during senior year. Many of these positions lead to permanent job placement upon 
graduation. Participating employers have been helpful in assisting Shawsheen in the 
implementation of a state initiative to expand the evaluation process of students enrolled in the 
Cooperative Education Program. 

School Council 

The SVTHS School Council consists of three parents, two community members, two students (one 
voting, one non-voting), and two Shawsheen teachers. It should be noted that several individual 
members of the School Council have served in this capacity for a number of years contributing their 
time and energies to this important agency of school governance. Assistant Superintendent- 
Director/Principal Dr. Robert Cunningham and community member Ms. Nancy Higgins are the 
Council co-chairs. Student Ms. Amanda Barme of Wilmington is the secretary. Other members are: 
Ms. Donna Young (academic teacher), Ms. Margaret Costello (vocational teacher), Mr. Bob Lazott 
(community member from Billerica), Ms. Susan Peschel (parent from Billerica), Mr. Cosmo 
Ciccariello (parent from Burlington), Ms. Jean Perry (parent from Billerica) and Ms. Erin Walsh 
(student from Wilmington). 

During the 2005-2006 school year, the Council discussed agenda items including the school budget 
and changes to the SVTHS Student Handbook. The Council approved two major changes to the 
Student Handbook: first, the inclusion of both Shawsheen's non-discrimination policy and its 
Mission, Vision, and Values Statements; second, a policy requiring all students to carry student 
identification during school and at school functions. The Council also constructed a School 
Improvement Plan specifically addressing recommendations of a self-study prepared in anticipation 
of the decennial visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting 
agency for secondary schools in this area. 

Technical Programs 

Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology program continues to meet all NATEF required 
standards with regard to curriculum, equipment, tools and teacher certifications. As a result of 
meeting these standards, the program received its recertification this year. All instructors in the 
program are ASE certified expert technicians and are committed to keeping their knowledge and 
skills current. This commitment means that students are being prepared to meet the standards of a 
constantly changing industry. 

With the retirement of Mr. John Shellhorn in June of 2006, the Automotive Technology program was 
fortunate to obtain the services of Mr. John Morrison, a graduate of SVTHS. His responsibility will 
include the delivery of the ninth and tenth grade curriculum. As one of the program's shop teachers, 
he has made adaptations to the curriculum, which reflects his recent experience as a master 
technician and experienced teacher. 

In touring the related classroom, one finds many engine mock-ups, parts displays, posters and even a 
full-size break away car, all utilized during formal related instruction. The teacher's opportunity to 
make visual connections during instruction has kept students interested and improved their 
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The Automotive Technology program continues to meet vehicle repair requests from our sending 
towns and many elderly citizens. The students also maintain all the school-owned vehicles, which 
are used for many of our outside construction programs and nursing externships. These experiences 
provide the students with live work that would otherwise not be possible. 

For the third consecutive year. Automotive Technology seniors received ten hours of OSHA general- 
industry safety training and received 10-hour cards to document their participation, enhancing the 
seniors* employment and earning potential. 

A new service desk and office area is being installed in the shop this year to better train students in 
customer service and record keeping. 

Auto Body: The Auto Body program has also received its NATEF recertification this year. The 
program has met all the required standards for equipment, curriculum and teachers' certifications. 
Meeting the NATEF's strenuous standards regarding equipment and instruction is an important 
goal for first-year instructor, Mr. David Lelievre, and veteran teacher, Mr. Floyd Newbegin. 
NATEF's primary mission is to improve the quality of automotive service and repair. Having many 
years of experience and knowledge working with NATEF as an industry technician, Mr. Lelievre has 
found his transition into teaching a comfortable and rewarding one. 

Mr. Lelievre will be completing the development and implement of a new respirator safety program, 
as required by the Massachusetts Department of Education. The new program will include 
guidelines that ensure students are properly fitted with a respirator, understand its proper use, and 
correct cleaning techniques for a respirator. 

The students in Auto Body utilize the transportation computer lab to access the NATEF curriculum 
on the Internet, which provides for a wide range of curriculum activities. This curriculum keeps 
students up-to-date with the latest automotive technology. In addition, the computer lab allows all 
students to access an online safety program, which provides them with a safety certificate. This 
safety credential is recognized throughout the industry. The Auto Body seniors have also 
participated in the OSHA 10-hour general industry program again this year and received their 10- 
hour safety card. 

As is the case with the Automotive Technology program. Auto Body students continue to respond to 
vehicle-repair requests from District towns, including many requests from elderly citizens, and they 
maintain school-owned vehicles. 

Business Information Services: For the third consecutive year, all sophomore students at the 
completion of the IC3 Basic course will receive an Internet and Computing Core Certification, which 
recognizes their understanding of computer functions as well as their ability to make minor PC 
repairs. Students are also receiving certifications in Microsoft applications, which include Word, 
Excel, Access and PowerPoint — fundamental and important skills possessed by competent workers 
in the current business environment. 

Last spring, the Business Information Services students competed in their second Business 
Professionals of America State competition held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The students 
won medals in the following hands-on contests: Management, Marketing, Human Resources, and 
Financial Services. The Business Professionals of America organization exists to promote business 
opportunities and competitions for business students in high school. 

The Business Information Services students, again this year, had the opportunity to hear and attend 
seminars from guest speakers, many businesses and colleges. The seminars included a presentation 
from Valerie Derby, a 1989 Shawsheen graduate currently working as an executive legal secretary 
for a prominent law firm in Boston. These seminars are funded through a grant from the 
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The marketing curriculum will be expanding again this year with the completion of its new store. As 
a result of the expanded curriculum and new store, students will be developing more retail 
knowledge and skills. In addition to the new store, the Business Information Services program 
upgraded its technology room with the acquisition of twenty-two new Dell computers and twenty-two 
sets of Microsoft Office 2003 software. 

Carpentry: The Carpentry Department completed the renovation of the Bedford Bathhouse at 
Spring Book Park in June of 2006. The project provided students with the opportunity to develop 
skills in framing, exterior finish, and interior finish. This outside project not only afforded students 
with valuable live work in which to develop knowledge and skills, but also helped instill strong work 
ethics and a commitment to one of the school's sending communities. The Carpentry Department 
continues to support District projects such as the Billerica Housing Authority Storage Garage, the 
Wilmington Fire Department's fitness room, the Burlington High School day care project, the 
Billerica VFW handicap ramp, and the Burlington house renovation project. 

The Carpentry students were also responsible for the completion of many projects around the school 
building, which included the new Computer Aided Drafting & Design shop, school store and new 
Nurse's office. These projects provide a tremendous savings to the school District, towns and 
community organizations, as well as work experiences for the students. 

As has been the case the last six years, all the senior Carpentry students again completed a 10-hour 
OSHA safety program and received their 10-hour OSHA card. 

Commercial Art & Design: This past September, the Commercial Art & Design program moved into 
a new shop area. The new space will allow the instructors to update curriculum to include more 
freehand and creative projects, as recommended by the SVTHS Advisory Committee. In addition, 
the purchase of new computers and two pieces of software - Dreamweaver and Flash, the curriculum 
has been updated to include competencies in web and game design, as well as animation. These 
changes in the curriculum will allow the students to develop more comprehensive portfolios to 
present at job and college interviews. 

Meeting the requests and needs of the sending towns and school involves the students in live work, 
tasks usually accompanied by demanding time-lines, and rigorous quality standards. Commercial 
Art and Design students participated in the design and layout of the SVTHS Mission Statement 
poster and banner, the design and layout of a poster for the library, the design and layout of school 
and golf tournament signage, and the design of the Safety First Program course book cover. 

Computer Aided Design & Drafting: The drafting program is only one of a few schools in the 
Commonwealth to have its program certified by the American Drafting and Design Association. 
Shawsheen Tech's commitment to the students in the Computer Aided Design & Drafting program 
and meeting the rigorous standards of the American Drafting and Design Association has lead to the 
construction of a new shop and the purchase of state-of-the-art technological computers and 
equipment. The new space and equipment has also allowed the instructors to develop a new scope 
and sequence and curriculum to meet the standards found in the state frameworks. The new 
location of the shop allows for better collaboration with programs that use its services and 
equipment. 

Drafting instructor Mr. Andy Botticelli chairs the Massachusetts curriculum committee for the 
American Drafting and Design Association and provides support to other vocational schools in the 
Commonwealth who have applied for certification with the association. Many of the 2006 graduates 
received a certification from the ADDA last year. 

With the retirement of long-time instructor Mr. Ray Callahan and instructional aid Mr. Bob Souza, 
Mr. Robert Guelli and Mrs. Stacey Gerace were hired. Mr. Guelli was an engineer at Foster-Miller, 
a highly respected engineering firm, and he served on the drafting advisory committee for many 
years. Mrs. Gerace is a graduate of a vocational technical high school and has been working in the 
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Some of the software programs drafting students are developing skills on: Auto-CAD, Solid 
Modeling, Pro-E. and G.I.S Terrain Modeling. A new program introduced to the students for the 
first time this year is Chief Architect - a powerful architectural program used by many companies in 
industry. 

Although the students adhere to a strict and vigorous curriculum, they still have the chance to gain 
real project experience by completing community requests and school drawing needs such as 
providing drawings for the Billerica Housing Authority's storage garage, the Billerica VFW ramp 
construction. Shaw sheen Tech's school store renovation, and Shawsheen Tech's automotive office 
and customer service area construction. 

The efforts of the Computer Aided Design & Drafting instructors have resulted in the most 
technologically advanced drafting curriculum and instruction in the state, but, more importantly, 
outstanding employment and post-secondary opportunities for their students upon graduation. 

Computer Science & Internet Technology: The Internet program received a state grant to pilot the 
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency assessment exam. The Internet students also took the 
NOCTI pretest in November and took the post written and performance exam in June. The 
instructors in the program have also developed a new scope and sequence and curriculum to align 
with the Vocational Technical Educational Curriculum Frameworks. 

At the start of the year, Computer Science and Internet Technology students were busy installing 
the network wiring for the new Computer Aided Design & Drafting lab, the library, the cafeteria and 
the new Commercial Art & Design classroom and shop. Other projects students were involved in 
included updating the Billerica Chamber of Commerce website and the updating of a thirteen- 
minute promotional video for the SVTHS recruitment team. This team goes out to the various 
middle schools in the District to inform prospective students about Shawsheen Tech. The students 
and instructors in the Computer Science and Internet Technology Program also developed the 
opening film for the NEASC visiting team dinner, which highlighted the sending communities and 
Shawsheen Tech. 

The Computer Science and Internet Technology program received another donation of computers 
from industry this year to use in its computer repair aspect of the program. These computers 
provide the students with the materials they needed to develop the skills and knowledge required on 
the A+ exam. As a result, for the second year in a row many of the students have passed the 
software and hardware portion of the A+ exam and received their certification. In addition, the 
entire Class of 2007 has passed the ICS exam and received their certification. 

In order to strengthen the hands-on work experience for the students, the Computer Science and 
Internet Technology program has started a computer repair service for the staff and school 
programs. 

In the computer programming and web design aspect of the Computer Science and Internet 
Technology program, students maintain the school's website, < http://www.shawsheen.tec.ma.us >. 

Cosmetology: The Cosmetology program continued its highly successful community service program 
in which teachers accompany sophomore and senior students to District nursing homes, senior 
centers and assisted-living facilities. Cosmetology students have visited and provided services at 
senior centers in Tewksbury, Bedford, Wilmington, Billerica and Burlington. In addition, students 
continue to service the elderly on Elderly Citizens Day by providing beauty makeovers and a lunch 
in the dining room. These types of programs provide students with real live work and, at the same 
time, instill compassion for the elderly. Many local citizens also take advantage of cosmetology 
services at the school on a regular basis. 

The students in the Cosmetology program will miss retired teacher, Ms. Phyllis Mario, but are 
fortunate to have Mrs. Cathy Nee as her replacement. Mrs. Nee has worked as a hairdresser for the 
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Instructors Ms. Camille Lloyd and Ms. Theresa Cawley completed and implemented a new scope and 
sequence this year. The scope and sequence was developed to align the existing curriculum with the 
state frameworks that was approved by the Board of Education in June of 2006. New activities and 
instructional materials were developed to address specific standards in the new frameworks. The 
safety portion of the curriculum, which requires all students to pass a written and performance exam 
before using any equipment or working on clients, was also updated. The junior students also 
completed an online 10-hour OSHA safety program and received a 10-hour safety credential. 

In order to help students learn more about work opportunities and employer expectations, guest 
speakers were invited to the shop to give presentations. They included Paul Mammola Hair Salon, 
Julianne Nelson of New Image Salon, Debbie's Touch of Elegance, Norman Richard of Anthony's 
Hair Salon and Tony DeFria of Sukesha Hair Products. 

The instructors' constant commitment to curriculum updates and daily instructional preparation has 
resulted in all 2006 graduates receiving their state cosmetology licenses. 

Culinary Arts: The SVTHS Culinary Arts program is a certified American Culinary Federation 
program as a result of meeting the federation's high standards for instruction, curriculum, 
equipment and facility. The certification affords Culinary Arts students the opportunity to take the 
ACF exam and receive their ACF credentials. 

The Cuhnary curriculum is divided into three career paths: hospitality, baking and cooking. The 
students develop knowledge and skills in all three areas which provides them with many educational 
and employment opportunities upon graduation. In order to provide real opportunities in all three 
areas, the Culinary Arts staff has developed a new scope, sequence and curriculum this year. 
Addressing this need also provided the staff the opportunity to review and align the program's 
existing curriculum with the state frameworks. 

The operation of the guest dining room continues to be a valuable component of the Culinary Arts 
program. The dining room allows the public to have an enchanting culinary experience, four days a 
week, for a very reasonable cost. With a vast experience in the field, Mr. Bob Roach has taken 
responsibility for the dining room and hospitality curriculum this year. Mr. Roach immediately 
updated the hospitality curriculum and made changes to improve the dining experience for 
customers and the learning experience for students. The guest dining room hosted two impressive 
events in 2006: first, the annual General Advisory Dinner where advisory members, School 
Committee members, administrators and lead teachers review, discuss and vote on the capital 
budget for the following fiscal year; second, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the staff and public. 

The Culinary Arts program also prepared and served events in the cafeteria this year including the 
annual Advisory Dinner (a 250-person event) as well as four Citizenship Awards banquets honoring 
students of high character. 

With the implementation of a safety curriculum this year, many of the Culinary Arts students have 
taken the ServeSafe certification exam and received the safety credential. Food establishments 
require this credential as a condition of employment today. 

Another key aspect of the Culinary Arts program is the bakery. In the bakery program, the students 
learn to bake creative breads and pastry, and they operate an on-site retail bakery, which is open to 
the public four days a week. The bakery also supplies many items to the Culinary Arts program for 
the students' break service. 

Diesel Mechanics: The Diesel Mechanics program is certified by the National Automotive Technical 
Education Foundation (NATEF), with the instructors meeting Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 
certifications in all areas of instruction. John Havens, a SVTHS Diesel Mechanics instructor, is also 
an evaluation-team leader for the organization, which allows him to stay current with all regulation 
changes each year. In addition to NATEF, the program maintains national certifications in 
Mechanical Repair Pollution Prevention and an online safety program called SP2. 

For the third year in a row, the senior Diesel Mechanics students received 10 hours of training in 
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Some of the work projects students have accomphshed this year include a complete overhaul of a 
pick-up donated to S\THS, the design and conversion of a diesel engine to an alternative energy 
source, the complete overhaul of a grader and loader, and track repairs of an excavator. 

Electrical: The Electrical program continues to be a high demand shop accepting 25 students out of 
50 that requested the program. 

The students in the Electrical program adhere to a strict sophomore curriculum that prepares them 
for outside projects as upper classmen. Through the outside program, they gain a wide range of 
competencies in residential and industrial wiring as well as developing strong work ethics. They 
obtained skills and knowledge in the industrial aspect of the field this past year by completing the 
wiring for the new Computer Aided Design & Drafting shop. Other school projects included the 
rewiring of the new school store, Metal Fabrication and Welding program's new CNC shear, and the 
wiring of numerous "In-focus" projectors throughout the school. The students are developing skills 
in maintenance and trouble shooting with an ongoing commitment by the department to support the 
maintenance staff with repair requests. The outside community projects in which the Electrical 
students have been involved include Bedford bathhouse renovation and the Wilmington Fire 
Department weight room. The experience that the students obtain doing the rough and finish wiring 
at the house-building project prepares them for residential employment upon graduation. 

As has been the case the last five years, all seniors received a 10-hour OSHA card in safety. 

With the retirement of Mr. Richard Leonard, SVTHS was very fortunate to obtain the services of Mr. 
Mike Furey. A graduate of a vocational technical school, Mr. Furey has many years of industry and 
business experience as an owner of an electrical company. 

In order to prepare for the decennial visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 
October and meet the standards of the new state frameworks, the instructors have developed a scope 
and sequence that aligns the existing curriculum with the frameworks. The staff s efforts ensure 
that students will be prepared to pass the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency exam in 2010. 

Electronics: The Electronics program opened the school year with two new faces due to the 
unexpected resignation of Mr. John Lang and transfer of Mr. Richard Galante to the Computer 
Science and Internet Technology Department. The program was fortunate to obtain the services of 
two outstanding individuals to replace them, Mr. Paul Blanchette and Ms. Lisa Roy. Mr. Blanchette 
has sixteen years of experience as a biomedical engineer and eight years of teaching experience. Mr. 
Blanchette is an inventor as well, holding two patents of his own. Ms. Roy is a 1987 graduate of the 
Electronics program at Shawsheen Tech. Prior to her return to SVTHS, Ms. Roy worked in a variety 
of areas in the electronics industry. 

Through capital budget funding, the program was able to complete the final phase of its Lab-Volt 
and NIDA computer-based instructional equipment purchases. In order to utilize this equipment to 
its fullest capacity, the staff members developed a new curriculum, which exposes the students to a 
much wider and more challenging range of projects. In addition to the new curriculum, the staff 
developed a new scope and sequence to align with the state frameworks and prepare for the NEASC 
visiting team. 

For a second time, Electronics students competed in the Boston University design competition. 

Graphic Arts: The Graphic Arts program is accredited by the Graphic Arts Education and Research 
Foundation. The on-site evaluation that took place a year ago verified that the program was meeting 
high standards of instruction in all areas of printing and prepress. In order to meet these rigorous 
standards, instructors in the program spent the last two years working with their advisory members 
to update curriculum and evaluate and purchase state-of-the-art equipment. 

In order to keep up with a constant changing industry and align their curriculum with the new state 
frameworks and Print Ed standards, the entire Graphic Arts staff worked together to develop a new 
scope and sequence. This rigorous curriculum ensures post-secondary and employment 
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As a result of the higher educational standards, new equipment and revised curriculum, the Graphic 
Arts program has increased its Cooperative Education placement rate as well as salaries students 
are receiving upon job placement. 

The students in the Graphic Arts program continue to develop valuable competencies by completing 
various printing projects for the school and District towns. The students also oversee the copying 
center, where teachers and administrators can have materials copied such as student handouts, 
exams and instructional worksheets. 

Health Services & Technology: The senior externship program continues to remain strong with all 
seniors placed at a medical facility or nursing home the first week of school. This program allows 
students to gain experience working under real conditions, which is not possible in a school setting. 
Many of this year's seniors have been placed in the Cooperative Education program as Certified 
Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Child Care Aides. The current placement rates of 
seniors in both the externship and Cooperative Education programs strongly suggest that the Health 
Services and Technology curriculum effectively targets competencies required in the current 
employment market. 

Two years ago, the Health Services and Technology program was granted the endorsement of the 
National Health Association. Certifications granted by the National Health Association include both 
clinical and administration. Because of curriculum changes and staff increased certifications, 
students in the program are now earning a certificate in CPR and first aid from the American Heart 
Association. 

In order to maintain the National Health Association endorsement, prepare for the decennial visit by 
the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and align their curriculum with the new state 
frameworks, the instructors in the program developed a new scope and sequence. 

In November, the instructors and students organized and ran a blood drive to benefit Saints 
Memorial Medical Center. The drive was very successful with 75 units of blood collected. 

Due to a successful application of a state educational grant, the Health Services and Technology 
program was one of two programs at SVTHS that piloted the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency 
Assessment Exam. The students took the NOCTI pretest in November and took the post written and 
performance exam in June. In addition to assessment funds, the grant provided funds for 
curriculum development, performance analysis and the development of the new scope and sequence. 

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program currently has 30 full-time evening students working 
at Tewksbury Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and New England Pediatrics. The LPN students 
begin their studies in August each year and graduate the following June. Of the 35 members of last 
year's graduating class, 34 passed their state board examination and received their LPN 
certification. 

Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R): Through the hard work of 
Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration instructors, and Construction Cluster 
Department Head, David Norkiewicz, the HVAC-R program is the first HVAC-R program in the 
state to receive a national certification from the Partnership for Air-conditioning, Heating and 
Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). The staffs three-year effort will pay big benefits for the 
students as any student who completes the course work can now take an exam to receive an 
individual PAHRA certification. This certification is highly regarded in the industry, and it affords 
students with the certification greater employment opportunities upon graduation. 

The HVAC-R program trains its students on real live work through community work requests and 
major school projects. Projects that students completed in 2006, or are in the process of completing, 
include the installation of ductwork to redirect heat and ventilation for a new weight room at the 
Wilmington Fire Department and the installation of a heating and ventilation system in the new 
Computer Aided Design and Drafting shop at SVTHS. Projects of this nature not only provide 
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The H\ AC'-R Department is able to keep its program outfitted with the latest equipment through 
capital budget purchases and donations. Training students on the latest equipment is critical if 
students are going to meet the expectation of future employers. Many of these donations were 
obtained from local businesses and advisory members, who have supported the program for years. 
Items donated this year include a high efficiency boiler, an air conditioning condensing unit, and 
several rooftop units. 

.\fachine Technology: The Machine Technolog>' program is a National Institute for Metalworking 
Skills (NIMS) certified program. The program is in the process of preparing for re-certification to 
continue to meet all NIMS standards for curriculum, equipment, and staff credentialing. 
Maintaining this certification is contingent upon students' earning credentials, which requires a 
minimum of 25% of them to pass the Level I exam, and 50% to pass the Level II exam. Because of 
the quality of the Machine Technology program and the qualifications of the program's faculty, 
N'IMS has recruited Shawsheen instructors to become part of their evaluation team for other schools 
throughout the state. For the second time last June, graduates qualified to take the NIMS 
certification exam. Eighty percent of the graduates took the exam and received the desired 
credentials. 

As a result of the Machine Technology's signing of a Tech Prep articulation agreement with Central 
Maine Community College, SVTHS students may receive college credit for work completed in the 
Machine Technology program. A 2006 Machine Technology graduate took advantage of the 
agreement and will be able to complete a two-year program at CMCC in one and a half years. 

The Machine Technologj^ shop's CNC software has been installed in the schools computer labs and 
shop lab. which is facilitating instruction and development of higher skills and knowledge. The 
program's computers have also been upgraded to allow the latest version of software allowing 
student to develop an ever-higher skill level in the area of CNC technology. 

Machine Technology students have completed several projects to gain work experience on facility- 
based tasks and to support the needs of other programs throughout the school. Toward these ends, 
Machine Technology students have made carpentry table saw parts, Business Information Services 
chair parts, diesel valve stem adapters and other manufactured parts, golf tournament gifts and 
Graphic Arts staple machine parts. 

Masonry: The Masonry students have recently completed the block work on a new storage garage for 
the Billerica Housing Authority. In the spring, students will brick the garage to match the 
architectural design of the existing buildings on the site. They will use similar brick, quoin corners 
and workmanship that match any professional in the trade. In addition, the instructors are in the 
process of obtaining all the materials necessary to renovate the existing HVAC-R related room into 
an upper classman shop. The addition will allow the program to include larger and more 
complicated curriculum projects for the juniors and seniors. 

Masonry students have also been involved in community and in-house projects such as constructing 
a stone wall for the Billerica Fire Department, the Tewksbury Telescope Building, the Shawsheen 
Tech school store construction, and the Shawsheen Tech Automotive Technology office renovations. 

As part of their curriculum requirement this year, senior Masonry students completed a 10-hour 
OSHA safety course, enhancing their employment opportunities upon graduation. 

Metal Fabrication and Welding: The Metal Fabrication and Welding program is a National Institute 
for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified program. Like the Machine Technology program, it is in 
the process of preparing for re-certification. The team from NIMS will be visiting the school in 
January to do the final evaluation of the shop equipment and curriculum. In preparation for the 
visiting team's arrival, the Metal Fabrication instructors have developed a new scope and sequence 
to align their curriculum with the NIMS standards and the new state frameworks that took effect 
June 2006. Based on the new scope and sequence, updated curriculum and recent equipment 
purchases, the instructors are confident that they will meet all of NIMS standards for re- 
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Once the program is re-certified, the students will continue to have the opportunity to take the 
NIMS certification exam. This certification is the most widely accepted in the industry. Students 
who obtain NIMS certification earn skill recognition, boost self-confidence, build creditability in the 
work place and improve job opportunities and placement. 

Also, granted a national certification by the American Welding Society, the welding aspect of the 
program qualifies students to earn a trade certification recognized throughout the industry. 

For a third year, the senior Metal Fabrication and Welding students received 10 hours of training in 
OSHA General Industry Safety and obtained a 10-hour card. 

Like students in other programs. Metal Fabrication and Welding students have gained work 
experience and supported the community and school with projects that include SVTHS's building 
and grounds repairs, Parent Council gifts, and golf tournament gifts. 

With the retirement of Mr. Dennis Solomon in November, SVTHS was very fortunate to obtain the 
services of Mr. Steve Lahey. Mr. Lahey brings thirty years of trade experience in all aspects of the 
field. His responsibilities will include taking over the related program for all grade levels. 

Plumbing and Heating: Mr. Ronald Masse has taken over the curriculum for the junior and senior 
students. With experience as a company owner, engineer manager, plumbing supervisor, and 
mechanical consultant along with many licenses and certifications attached to his resume, Mr. 
Masse brings enormous knowledge and experience to the position. As part of his responsibilities, he 
will take over the community and school projects, which are a vital part of the Plumbing program's 
curriculum. These projects give the students the opportunities to improve basic competencies 
learned at the lower grade level and add new skills. 

Outside community projects such as the Bedford bathhouse, and the Burlington housing project, also 
provide students with opportunities to develop industrial skills. The installation of a new boiler at 
the Burlington house project will provide the students with opportunities to gain skills and 
knowledge in residential construction. The development of troubleshooting skills is an important 
program component accomplished through the program's maintenance curriculum, which benefits 
the school's plumbing system and saves the District operational money. An important maintenance 
project this year has been the third and final phase of the repairing and installation of eyewash 
stations throughout the school. Other school projects include the installation of a sink in the new 
Support Service's science lab, school store demolition, and the Automotive Technology floor drain 
project. 

The senior Plumbing and Heating students received 10 hours of training in OSHA General Industry 
Safety and obtained a 10-hour card in Construction Safety. 

SkillsUSA: SkillsUSA is a national organization allowing vocational/ technical students the 
opportunity to enter specific skill competition and participate in numerous leadership events. For 
the second consecutive year, SVTHS will be a 100% participation school, which means every student 
in the school will be a member of the organization. As a total participation school, SVTHS is 
required to use SkillsUSA Professional Development Curriculum with all students. The Professional 
Development Program guides students through more than 70 employability skill lessons that are 
covered in seven levels of the program. 

At the North District Conference last spring, 110 Shawsheen Tech students competed and won 34 
medals. Seventy-two students participated at the state-level competition with 27 capturing medals 
including seven gold, six silver and fourteen bronze. Five of the seven gold medal winners went on to 
compete at the national level and did an outstanding job representing Shawsheen Valley Technical 
High School by winning gold medals in two areas: Electrical and Tech Prep Showcase. Carrie 
McConnell of Wilmington became the first female to ever win a gold medal in residential wiring at 
the national level. Commercial Art and Design students Stephen Bennett of Billerica, Ashley Long of 
Tewksbury, and Christopher Versackas of Tewksbury won their gold medal for an outstanding Tech 
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Certificate of Occupational Pt oficiency (COP): The COP is the Commonwealth's assessment program 
for technical education. It is being designed to measure the attainment of industry-based skill 
standards of students enrolled in technical education. 

This past spring, the work of developing a framework for all vocational/ technical programs 
throughout the state was completed and approved by the Board of Education on June 23, 2006. The 
approved Vocational Technical Educational Curriculum Frameworks have become the basis for the 
development of all the written and performance assessment exams completed this year. Students 
will have to pass the assessment exams starting 2010 to attain a Certificate of Occupational 
Proficiency. 

With final approval of the Vocational Technical Educational Curriculum Frameworks by the Board 
of Education, all the vocational/technical staff at SVTHS has initiated the development of a new 
scope and sequence and curriculum to align with them. 

Shawsheen Tech continues to take a leadership roll in the COP process, with many of our instructors 
and administrators providing their expertise as a committee chairperson for the development of the 
new assessment exams for the COPs. 

Safety: The school is in the final year of a five-year process of developing and implementing a school- 
wide safety and health plan under the direction of Mr. Roger Bourgeois, Assistant Superintendent- 
Director of Community Services, and Mr. John Lavoie, Director of Vocational/Technical Programs. 
The development of this plan includes work practices, equipment, tools, environmental issues and 
educational curriculums in all programs. The committee overseeing the development and 
implementation includes administrators, teachers, students and safety experts from industry. 

The implementation of the plan began three years ago with a vocational staff member in each 
program developing a safety plan, which included updated safety curriculum for each piece of 
equipment and work practices. A student record safety plan consistent throughout each program 
has been put into place three years ago as well. A safety audit is conducted in each program to 
evaluate shop equipment and environment at the start of each school year. As a result of the audits, 
new safety equipment needs are identified and purchased, signage is being improved, storage 
practices have changed and environmental issues are being addressed. Funding for all new safety 
equipment is provided through the capital budget each year. This year's safety funds have been used 
to fund safety items and initiatives such as lathe safety shields in the machine shop, eye wash 
station installations and upgrades, safety glasses for all grade levels, Automotive Technology floor 
drains, and the Safety First Program - which requires students who are habitual safety violators to 
participate in a six-hour safety course and pass a final exam. 

Through the efforts of Mr. Bourgeois and the instructors in the Construction and General Industry 
programs, all the seniors in these programs have obtained an OSHA certification card. The students 
attended a 10-hour seminar at the onset of the school year where they learned all aspects of 
construction and general industry safety. This certification provides our students with more job 
opportunities, as many companies require this certification as part of a hiring policy. Students in 
shops that have participated in the career safe online program the past two years can now obtain an 
OSHA 10-hour card if they complete the online course this year. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS District School Committee, staff, and students gratefully appreciate the support that 
they receive from the residents of the 5-member District. The SVTHS family especially 
acknowledges the continued financial support of the local Town Managers, Finance Committees, and 
Town Meetings, who collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in vocational technical 
training opportunities for area youth. 



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The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by Shawsheen Tech staff and 
employees and acknowledges the many contributions of the SVTHS staff who retired during 2006. 
Those retirees are: 



• Ray Callahan, Adult Education Coordinator and Drafting Instructor 

• Shirneen Callahan, Physical Education Instructor 

• Joseph Guarino, Internet Technology Instructor 

• William Gordon, Science Instructor/Hockey Coach 

• William Jansen, English Instructor 

• Richard Leonard, Electrical Instructor 

• Phyllis Mario, Cosmetology Instructor 

• Thomas Murphy, Social Studies Instructor 

• Mary Osgood, English Instructor 

• Thomas O'Sullivan, Director of Support Services 

• Bruce Perkins, Director of Guidance 

• John Schellhorn, Automotive Instructor 

• Dennis Solomon, Metal Fabrication and Welding 

• Kerry Sullivan, Director of Academic Programs 

• Roland Tremblay, Auto Body Instructor 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 




In 2006, the department continued providing a high level of service to the community in the areas of 
planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community development activities. Staff 
support is provided to the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, Master 
Plan Committee, Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals for 
Comprehensive Permits. The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the Subdivision 
Control Act and Site Plan Review, issuance of Special Permits for Conservation Subdivisions, 
Chapter 81G road improvement projects, Over-55 Housing, multi-family units in the Central 
Business District and lots having less than 10,000 square feet of land; recommendations on zoning 
amendments, cases before the Board of Appeals and specific planning studies. The Conservation 
Commission is responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the State Wetlands Protection 
Act. The Commission is also responsible for management of the town's open space land and for 
acquiring additional land for passive recreation. The Housing Partnership continued efforts to 
provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents through local initiatives and partnerships with 
private developers. The activities of each board are described in more detail below. 

Departmental goals are: 

1. To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of subdivision and 
site plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in administration 
and enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act, its associated regulations and 
Conservation Commission policies. 

3. To provide coordinated review of development plans through the Community 
Development Technical Review Team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To staff the Master Plan Committee and undertake implementation of priority 
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6. To implement recommendations of the Planned Production Plan for affordable 
housing as developed by the Master Plan Committee. 

7. To implement stormwater management recommendations of the Comprehensive 
Water Resources Management Plan. 

8. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

9. To revise the Zoning By-laws and Zoning Map to enhance the character of the town, 
consistent with the Master Plan. 

10. To update the Subdivision Rules and Regulations to improve the development review 
process and the quality of development, consistent with the Master Plan. 

11. To implement recommendations of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 

12. To implement suggested improvements to the Town Forest based on the Town Forest 
Plan. 

13. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

14. To promote environmental awareness and education to promote environmental 
stewardship. 

15. To review 40B projects and provide input to the Board of Appeals. 

16. To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, including initiation and 
implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring of on-going developments 
and review of projects sponsored by developers. 

17 To develop and implement community development programs, including the 
Community Development Block Grant Program. 

18. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state and 
regional forums. 

Carole Hamilton is the 
Director of Planning 
and Conservation. She 
staffs the Planning 
Board, Master Plan 
Committee and 
Housing Partnership. 
She chairs the 
Community 

Development Technical 
Review Team and the 
Property Review Board, 
coordinating the review 
of development projects 
and the disposition of 
town-owned land. She 
serves as the point 
person for review of 
40B affordable housing 
projects and provides 
input to the Board of 
Appeals. The Director 

serves as the representative to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Metropolitan 
Area Planning Council fMAP(') and the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC), acting as the 
liaison between the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 




Carole Hamilton, Director of Planning and Conservation, reviews a set of plans 
with local Girl Scouts 



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Winifred McGowan serves as the Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation and provides 
technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department on wetland and 
environmental issues. Michael C. Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks Cheryl 
Licciardi and Joann Roberto provide administrative support. 

Community Development Program 

Since 1991 the town has been awarded approximately $4 million dollars in Community Development 
Block Grant Program funds. The Program is administered by the Community Development Program 
Office under the supervision of the Director of Planning & Conservation. 

Assistance is provided to rehabilitate major systems in homes that fail to meet building code. This 
includes repair or replacement of failed septic systems, roofs, heating systems; upgrades to 
inadequate electrical and plumbing systems; repair of structural members; provision of 
improvements to make the home accessible to a handicapped resident; elimination of hazardous 
materials, such as asbestos, and stabilization of lead paint. Homeowners requesting assistance must 
satisfy income eligibility requirements. Awards are made in the form of declining balance, zero 
interest loans. If the owner lives in the dwelling for fifteen years following the completion of work, 
the loan declines to zero. If the property is sold during the fifteen year period, a portion of the loan is 
re-paid. Technical assistance to the homeowner is provided by a Rehabilitation Specialist hired 
through the use of grant funds, to define a scope of work, obtain a contractor through a bidding 
process, and insure the quality and acceptability of work. 

The department is currently working under a FY04 CDBG grant for housing rehabilitation in the 
amount of $794,765. The goal is to improve twenty-seven (27) homes. These units are all added to 
the town's 40B inventory because there is a 15-year lien on each property ensuring its affordability. 
A total of 132 homes have been rehabilitated since the Program's inception, benefiting over 340 
residents, of whom 88 are elderly (60+). 

Currently an application for renewed CDBG funding is being prepared. To present a competitive 
application, assistance will be geared to the Silver Lake area. Continuation of the housing 
rehabilitation program is being proposed. The application will include a second program to upgrade 
water lines and stormwater drainage for a limited number of streets in the Silver Lake area. 
Inclusion of a second project also makes a more competitive application. Receipt of CDBG funding is 
a significant achievement given the extremely competitive nature of the grant and the relative 
economic health of the community. These grants have included five housing rehabilitation 
programs, social service programs for job training and counseling and two small business loan 
programs. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers a first-time homebuyer program 
funded through the North Shore HOME Consortium. Approximately $40,056 in federal funding will 
be available for 2007 for the Town of Wilmington. This is the tenth year of town participation with 
over $332,000 in funding allocated to the town during this time period. To date the funds have been 
utilized for a first-time homebuyer assistance program and for housing rehabilitation. Through the 
first- time homebuyer assistance program five families have been able to purchase their first home. 
The funds can be used to fill a gap between the amount needed for a down payment and available 
savings and/or for closing costs. The housing rehabilitation program has enabled twelve (12) 
low/moderate income households to upgrade their homes, representing thirty-one (31) beneficiaries, 
of whom nine (9) are elderly. 

Program staff person available to assist with information or questions is Paula Barry. The program 
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Special Projects: 

Town Forest Improvement Project 

The Town Forest Improvement Plan is intended to expand the accessibility and enjoyment of the 
Town Forest as a passive recreational resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the 
Town Forest as a vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. The Plan details the natural resources within 
the forest and presents a preliminary plan for developing the public trail system and improved 
parking. 

Provision of an expanded and improved parking area for the forest is complete. The provision of 
signage and interpretive materials is expected to be accomplished with the onset of warmer weather. 
Additional proposed improvements such as cleanup of the property, construction of trails, waysides, 
and benches to enhance environmental education and appreciation await donation of additional 
funds and manpower. 

Master Plan 

The Master Plan Committee was reappointed by the Board of Selectmen. A review of the proposed 
Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay District By-law produced several recommendations to the 
Planning Board reflected in changes to the proposed By-law. The Committee is reviewing 
recommendations of the Master Plan that have been accomplished, focusing on those 
recommendations the Committee wishes to see implemented. The Committee is interested in 
exploring passage of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) to fund historic preservation, affordable 
housing and open space and recreation activities. 

Raymond Forest and Kenneth Lifton stepped down as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively 
after several years successfully guiding the Committee. Randi Holland was elected Chairman and 
Michael Sorrentino Vice Chairman. Members are Stephen Costa, Rosemary Cross, Robert 
DiPasquale, Raymond Forest, William Gately, Carolyn Harris, Arthur Hayden, Sr., William Hooper, 
Jr., Jeffrey M. Hull, Sidney Kaizer, Margaret Kane, Vincent Licciardi, Kenneth Lifton, Debra Russo, 
Karl Sagal, Beverly Shea, Martha Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Daniel Woodbury and Ann Yurek. 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Update 

The town's Open Space and Recreation Plan is mandated to be updated every five years, and the 
Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee was re-established for that purpose. A town-wide 
survey was conducted to form a basis for goal setting and recommendations. The surveys are being 
tallied and the information assessed. During May and June, public meetings will be held for review 
of the updated plan. A final document is expected to be ready for submission in August. Judy 
Waterhouse is the Chairman. Members are Betty Bigwood, C. Michael Burns, Francis DellaPelle, 
Mike Fay, Richard Grinder, Edward Harrison, William Hooper, Jr., Jeffrey Hull, Mark Kennedy, 
Kenneth Lifton, Mark Nasiff, Beverly Shea, Martha Stevenson and Suzanne Sullivan. Winifred 
McGowan, Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation, provides staff support. 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and "Approval Not 
Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site plans; issuance of special permits for 
Conservation Subdivisions, multi-family units in the Central Business District, Over-55 Housing, 
lots having less than 10,000 square feet and Chapter 81G roadway improvements; recommendations 
to the Board of Appeals on variances and special permits; strategic and comprehensive planning; 
zoning amendments and implementation of the Master Plan. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year terms. Planning 
Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chairman), Ann Yurek (Clerk), Randi Holland, Brian 
Corngan and James Banda, Jr. 



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Subdivision Control 



Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by M.G.L. Chapter 41, 
Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed one conventional subdivision which was withdrawn. Two 
conservation subdivisions were reviewed and approved. 

Conservation Subdivision # Lots Action 

McDonald Road Extension 30 Approved with conditions 

Heritage Pines 9 Approved with conditions 

Conservation subdivisions, when approved, allow the developer to submit a definitive subdivision 
plan for the project. Construction does not begin on a Conservation Subdivision until the definitive 
subdivision plan is approved by the Planning Board. Heritage Pines, located on Shawsheen Avenue, 
was such a submission in 2006. 

Eighteen (18) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans were submitted. The Planning Board 
determined that fifteen (15) plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and 
were endorsed. Two plans were withdrawn, and one was found to require subdivision approval for 
lack of real frontage. These plans created a total of 4 new lots; the majority of the plans were lot line 
readjustments that did not create any new building lots. 

Site Plan Review 

Six new site plan review applications for commercial and industrial projects were submitted. The 
Planning Board approved seven projects with conditions, two of which were carried over from 2005; 
two others are pending. Four of these site plans are located on Main Street; three represent 
substantial redevelopment on Route 38 at, and including, Wilmington Plaza. The site plan for the 
Plaza redevelopment is pending. A second pending application will construct additional office space 
for Charles River Laboratories on Ballardvale Street. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings 
on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map and submitted formal reports and 
recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those recommendations are included in this Annual 
Report under "Town Meeting." 

Conservation Commission 

The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission received 66 filings for activities under the 
jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (M.G.L. Chapter 131, §40 and its regulations 
at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2006. 

Wilmington has an abundance of these wetland resource areas, including banks, bordering vegetated 
wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land under water bodies and riverfront areas. Activities reviewed 
by the Commission can include tree removal and landscaping and construction of houses, driveways, 
additions, septic systems and subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage systems within 100-feet of the 
above resource areas or 200 feet of a perennial stream. Work within bordering land subject to 
flooding (floodplain) is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each filing 
involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the Commission. The Commission 
seeks to work through the permitting process with the applicant to provide protection of the public 
and private water supply as well as groundwater supply, provide flood control, prevent storm 
damage and pollution, and protect wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide 
comment relative to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on the first 
and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda for hearings can be accessed at 
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When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, its purpose was to 
inventory, promote, develop and conserve the town's natural resources. Today, the primary 
responsibility of the Conservation Commission is the administration and enforcement of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, (310 CMR) leaving little time to actually acquire and 
manage open space. With funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and 
Recreation, the Conservation Commission oversees a management plan for the Town Forest. 
Implementing effective forest management strategies are the Commission's goals. The significant 
size of the parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested upland make it a very 
promising site for passive recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, 
bicycling, cross-country skiing, birding and photography. With the access road and parking area, the 
Forest is accessible to residents. 

A Wetland Enforcement By-law was passed at the 2006 Annual Town Meeting, providing the 
Commission with a significant enforcement tool. 

Acquisition of open space has been a significant accomplishment during the past four years. Over 
130 acres have been placed in the care and custody of the Conservation Commission. This is likely to 
continue, due to the use of Conservation Subdivision Design, a zoning provision that allows 
clustering of housing to protect significant wetland areas. Conservation Subdivisions under 
construction are Kylie Estates, Ashwood Avenue, Beeching Avenue and Leonard Estates. McDonald 
Road Extension is eligible to file a definitive subdivision and Heritage Pines on Shawsheen Avenue 
has a definitive subdivision plan under review. Marjorie Road Extension has filed a conceptual plan 
for a Conservation Design Special Permit issued by the Planning Board. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager. Citizens 
serving on the Commission in 2006 were: Chairman Judith Waterhouse, Vice Chairman Richard 
Patterson. Frank Ingram, Vincent Licciardi, Mario Marchese, Beverly Shea, and Thomas Siracusa. 
Mario Marchese recently resigned, and there is currently a vacancy on the Commission. Vincent 
Licciardi joined the Commission during 2006. Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, 
or filing procedures should be directed to Winifred McGowan, Assistant Director of Planning & 
Conservation. 

Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 
Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area 
Delineation Issued/Pending 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 

Extension Permits Issued/Denied 

Enforcement Orders Issued 

Violation Notices Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 

Decisions AppealedAVithdrawn 

Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 

Emergency Certifications Issued 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 

Negative Determination/Pending 

Positive Determination/Withdrawn/Pending 

Request for Amendments/IssuedAVithdrawn/Pending 

Acres of Land Acquired 



$14,397.00 
39 
24 



3/0 
167 
12/0 
9 
48 
33/1 
2/0 



34/3/8 



18 
4/0 
24/0 



2/0/0 
5/0/0/0 
7.85 



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Housing Partnership 

The Housing Partnership continued to be active, considering opportunities to provide affordable 
housing for Wilmington residents. 

The Partnership is actively involved in review of 40B affordable housing developments. No new 
affordable housing projects or proposals were reviewed in 2006, although the Partnership followed 
the Board of Appeals' hearings to grant the Comprehensive Permit and the subsequent appeal to the 
Crystal Commons decision. The Partnership also applauded the Court's decision for a Summary 
Judgment in favor of Crystal Commons. 

It is the role of the Housing Partnership to review and comment on issues related to affordability, as 
other boards and departments comment on issues relating to their area of expertise, such as 
wetlands protection, site design, drainage and traffic. As the town approaches meeting its goal of 
10% of its housing units affordable to households earning less than 80% of median income for the 
Boston area, the Partnership will engage in developing Comprehensive Permit Guidelines for 
developers seeking to provide affordable housing in Wilmington. Once the 10% goal is achieved, 
developers no longer have the right to appeal a decision of the Board of Appeals. It is the 
Partnership's intent to develop guidelines to assist developers by identifying the types, sizes and 
attributes of affordable housing development most compatible to existing neighborhoods throughout 
the community, thereby allowing the developer to have the highest expectation of a positive response 
from the Boards and Commissions offering recommendations to the Board of Appeals on affordable 
housing proposals. The development of these guidelines will involve resident input as well as input 
from those Boards and Commissions generally involved in community development. 

Housing Partnership members are Chairman Raymond Forest, Marilyn Cox, Gregory Erickson, 
Cynthia McCue, Kathleen Scanlon, Suzanne Sullivan and Lester White. The Partnership meets the 
second Wednesday of the month and welcomes the attendance of interested residents. Carole 
Hamilton, Director of Planning and Conservation, serves as staff support to the Partnership. 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is the point person for review of 40B proposals and serves 
as staff support on these applications to the Board of Appeals. 



Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local cooperation 
and advocates for smart growth by working closely with cities and towns, state and federal agencies, 
non-profit institutions, and community-based organizations in the 101 cities and towns of 
Metropolitan Boston. MAPC strives to provide leadership on emerging issues of regional significance 
by conducting research, building coalitions, and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, water resources 
management, transportation, housing, environmental protection, economic development, public 
safety, geographic information systems (GIS), collective purchasing, data analysis and research, 
legislative and regulatory policy, and the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. More 
information about MAPC's services and ongoing activities is available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial appointees, and 13 
appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive Committee comprising 25 elected 
members oversees agency operations. The agency employs approximately 40 professional staff under 
the leadership of an executive director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental 
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To better serve the people who hve and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the region into 
eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders and stakeholders, and a 
staff coordinator provides organizational and technical staff support. 

Smart Growth Across Municipal Boundaries 

\L\PC's MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region initiative is planning for Metro Boston's 
growth and development through 2030. In 2006, the project involved nearly 2,000 people. At more 
than 50 briefings, participants analyzed "Scenario 1: Current Trends to 2030," MetroFuture's "base 
case" of what the region might look like if current trends continue. We also hosted two working 
sessions in June 2006, where participants designed alternatives to the "base case," and two in 
December 2006, where participants chose the scenario they liked the best. In 2007, after additional 
public input and a May 1, 2007 Boston College Citizens Seminar, the project will complete a regiona 
strategy to achieve the preferred scenario. 

\LA.PC assisted cities and towns in a variety of ways throughout 2006. The agency helped over 70 
cities and towns to rewrite zoning by-laws, evaluate smart growth uses for key parcels, keep traffic 
under control and expand transit, deal with crime, and prepare for natural disasters. 

As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, MAPC worked with six allied 
organizations to advocate for sustainable development throughout the Commonwealth. MAPC 
participated in a successful Alliance campaign to recapitalize and reform the state's Brownfields Tax 
Credit: researched, analyzed, and reacted to significant state land use and transportation policy 
proposals, including Governor Romney's 20-year transportation plan; and advanced research about 
the impact of sprawling development in Massachusetts. 

In partnership with the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, MAPC produced the Massachusetts 
Low Impact Development Tool Kit, which presents state-of-the-art practices for managing 
stormwater and increasing the recharge of water to aquifers. MAPC also produced Once is Not 
Enough: A Guide to Water Reuse in Massachusetts, a manual that describes techniques for non- 
potable reuse of treated wastewater and provides case studies of several successful water reuse 
projects in Massachusetts. In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, MAPC began work on a 
hydrologic modeling project that simulates the impacts of future development on the water resources 
of the Charles River and Assabet River watersheds. 

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Getting Around the Region 

In March 2006, MAPC sponsored a conference on the impact of transportation emissions on public 
health. The workshop began a process to build connections, raise awareness, and stimulate action 
around the issue of air pollution adjacent to major roadways and rail corridors. The content and 
results of this workshop are available at www.mapc.org/air quality . 

MAPC developed a Regional Bicycle Plan in 2006 to assess current conditions and to guide future 
improvements to bicycle transportation in the region. The plan reviews goals set in previous plans, 
and proposes six general goals and strategies for the region, including encouraging more trips by 
bicycle in each community, working with state and federal agencies to simplify and coordinate 
funding programs, and increasing regional knowledge about bicycling. The plan can be accessed at 
www.mapc.org/transportation/transportation alternatives.html. 

A consistent complaint of bicyclists is the lack of parking. To address this need, MAPC worked with 
the MPO and F^OT to develop the Regional Bike Parking Program. Under this program, MAPC 
negotiated discount group purchasing contracts with three leading vendors of bicycle parking 
equipment, funded through federal transportation funds. More information about MAPC's bicycle 
and pedestrian planning activities, and the bike parking program, is available at 
www.mapc.org/tran.sportation/transportation alternatives.html . 



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Collaboration to Address Shared Municipal Challenges 



MAPC, through its Metro Mayors Coalition, played a leading role in developing legislation to create 
a statewide anti-gang initiative known as the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety 
Initiative, which supports regional and multi-disciplinary gang and youth violence prevention and 
law enforcement efforts. MAPC coordinated Shannon grants totaling $1.2 million for 10 Metro 
Boston communities and 7 Essex County communities. These communities used the funds to 
enhance public safety through targeted workforce development, after-school mentoring, re-entry 
initiatives, gang-prevention education, and collaborative community policing. 

MAPC facilitated the work of the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group, which drafted and 
proposed landmark legislation to let cities and towns purchase their health insurance through the 
Group Insxirance Commission. 

Collaboration for Safety 

MAPC carries out fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the Northeast Homeland 
Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a network of 85 cities and towns north and west of 
Boston. In 2006, NERAC distributed more than $1.5 million in emergency equipment and supplies 
to member communities, and trained hundreds of first responders in various roles in the United 
States Department of Homeland Security incident command system. 

In 2006, MAPC advanced Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans for cities and towns throughout the 
region. These plans are designed to help communities reduce their vulnerability to damages due to 
natural hazards. The plans include an inventory of critical facilities and infrastructure in each 
community, a vulnerability analysis, and a mitigation strategy with specific recommended actions 
and projects that will protect the communities from future damages. 

Collaboration for Savings 

MAPC's Consortiums Project administered 37 procurement contracts for 42 municipal clients in 
2006, saving cities and towns up to 20% on the purchases. As the administrator of the more than 
300-member Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC), MAPC concluded 7 procurement contracts for 
public safety, public works and general use vehicles. In all, 142 municipalities purchased 180 
vehicles. MAPC staff also collaborated on procurements that advanced MAPC's environmental and 
transportation objectives, helping communities to buy bicycle racks, hybrid vehicles, and water leak 
detection services at a favorable cost. 

Charting a Course to Regionwide Prosperity 

MAPC developed its annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), an assessment 
of current regional economic trends and conditions. The report includes background about trends 
and conditions in the regional economy, including a discussion about the relationship between the 
economy and factors such as geography, population, labor force, resources, and the environment. 
MAPC's 2006 CEDS report can be downloaded at 
www.mapc.org/economic development/comprehensive economic.html . 

Tools to Improve Planning and Decision Making 

MAPC's Metro Data Center partnered with The Boston Foundation to develop the MetroBoston 
DataCommon, a new online data and mapping tool for residents and leaders in the region. The 
resource, which helps individuals to create customized maps and charts, is available at 
www.MetroBostonDataCommon.org . The Data Center partnered with MAPC's Legislative 
Committee to advocate for the establishment of a statewide population estimates program at the 
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. The program, funded at $100,000 in the FY2007 
budget, lays the foundation for the Commonwealth to analyze Census estimates in a more robust 
way. 



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.NLAPC's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab provides professional services and products and 
technical assistance in support of local and regional planning projects. In 2006, MAPC's GIS team 
completed extensive projects for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council 
(XER.-\C) region, and maps associated with the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, both of which are 
described above. The GIS Lab also made major contributions to the MetroBoston DataCommon and 
the MetroFuture planning project. The Lab also began mapping areas suitable for economic 
development throughout the region, in accordance with smart growth principles. 

In 2006. MAPC transitioned from a paper to an electronic newsletter, the Regional Record, which is 
distributed quarterly, and provides updates on the latest regional projects and thinking, and 
provides opportunities for residents and communities to get involved in various events. People 
interested in receiving the e-newsletter can send their e-mail addresses to contactinfo@mapc.org. 

On Beacon Hill: 2005-2006 Legislative Session 

• Brownfields Redevelopment: 

The Legislature recapitalized the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund with $30 million, and 
e.xtended and enhanced the Brownfields Tax Credit so that non-profit development projects 
can raise equity by selling the credit to taxable entities. 

• Expedited Permitting: 

The Legislature passed a law to expedite permitting of commercial/industrial developments 
in "priority development sites" designated by cities and towns. In part as a result of MAPC's 
advocacy, the new law includes funding for technical assistance to municipalities, 
development of a statewide expedited permitting model, and criteria to steer priority 
development sites toward smart growth locations. 

• GIS Data Layer: 

MAPC successfully advocated for $400,000 in the FY2007 budget to update and improve the 
quality of Mass GIS data linking aerial photographs to land uses on the ground. 

• Statewide Population Estimates Program: 

MAPC led the advocacy effort to establish a statewide population estimates program at the 
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. The program was funded at $100,000 in the 
FY2007 budget. 

• Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 

The Legislature created a new $11 million grant program to encourage the creation of 
regional, multi-disciplinary initiatives to combat gang violence, youth violence, and 
substance abuse. 

• Sewer Rate Relief: 

The Legislature included $25 million in the FY2007 budget for water and sewer rate relief, 
which will help lower costs for residential consumers and businesses served by sewer 
districts, including the MWRA. 

• Surplus Land: 

Both the House and Senate passed legislation to reform the state's surplus land disposition 
policy. Both bills included an assignable municipal right of first refusal to purchase the 
parcel at a discount; a professional smart growth review for larger parcels; a Surplus Land 
Coordinating Council to oversee disposition; and a municipal share of 10%-25% of proceeds in 
instances where the municipal right of first refusal is not exercised. Unfortunately, the 
Conference Committee did not advance the bill to final passage, but significant progress was 
made setting the foundation for the 2007-2008 legislative session. 

North Suburban Planning Council (Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, 
Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn) 



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The North Suburban Planning Council began 2006 with a briefing on MetroFuture Scenario 1. This 
presentation gave the members an opportunity to react to the current trends scenario and to become 
more knowledgeable about the MetroFuture project. During the course of the year, NSPC received 
regular briefings on the progress of the project and members helped to publicize the working sessions 
that were held in December. NSPC communities were represented at the Danvers working session 
as well. 

The major areas of concern in transportation planning were the annual review of the TIP and the 
UPWP as well as NSPC representation on the MPO. Members also had an opportunity to hear 
about MAPCs work on creating a parking tool kit. 

NSPC was the "host" subregion for the May Council Meeting which was held in Burlington. Over 
the course of several months NSPC developed a slideshow and two presentations for the Council 
meeting. The slideshow illustrated many of the development issues that the subregion faces and the 
presentations by Burlington and Wilmington focused on creative solutions to these challenges with a 
Smart Growth approach. 

Two major development issues were also highlighted this year: mixed-use zoning and Chapter 40R. 
MAPC presented an overview of the mixed-use zoning tool kit that is available on the website. 
Based on member interest, the November meeting was a panel discussion of Chapter 40R that 
brought together consultants and communities to share their experiences with 40R. 

The two key environmental issues that were addressed were peak season water demand 
management and the natural hazard mitigation planning grant. Seven NSPC communities chose to 
participate in the regional grant to develop natural hazard mitigation plans. This planning effort got 
underway in July. 



The Middlesex Canal Association had a very busy year. Our two annual walks - spring and fall - 
were held in Wobtirn and Winchester. These walks continue to be our best way of showing the public 
what remains of the canal. There were three lectures about the Merrimack River, a member's trip to 
England on the Stourport Canal and the early transport of steamboats on the canal up to the 
Merrimack River. We continue our all volunteer staffing of the Middlesex Canal Museum in North 
BiUerica from April to October on weekends. This is a wonderful exhibit requiring much effort and 
we recommend that everyone should go. Our Education Program, once again, entertained the third 
grade students from the Woburn Street School on a canal walk and at the Museum with special 
accolades to Ms. Tracy Benvenga - the third grade teacher who helps us with the organization. 

The Middlesex Canal Commission completed the National Registry application. Visible sections of 
the Canal were placed on the national Registry some years ago. This application was an amendment 
to the original, showing the pathway of the Canal along the entire course. Several members worked 
diligently for several years researching the actual path with excellent help from the Waterfield 
Design Group in Winchester. The Massachusetts Historical Commission held two open meetings - 
at the Museum and in Woburn - having notified all abutters - several thousand letters were sent - 
and then approved the application, which has been sent to the National Park Service for final 
approval and certification. 

We have hired two engineering firms: ICON which is proceeding with plans for a park at the 
Concord Mill Pond in North Billerica and Waterfield Design Group which is completing designs for 
restoration of the Canal in Woburn and in Wilmington from the Maple Meadow Aqueduct to Patch's 
Pond. With the help of Representative Miceli, we are finally getting underway. 




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In BillerK-a the signage program has been completed. Tasteful signs along the roads pointing out 
where the Canal crosses main public ways has drawn attention to this important historic asset. We 
plan to start such a program in Wilmington this year. One sign at the Shawsheen Aqueduct has 
already been installed. 

See our website at www.middlesexcanal.org for more information. 

Betty M. Bigwood. Neil P. Devins and Michael J. Mclnnis are the three Representatives to the 
.Middlesex Canal Commission from Wilmington. 




Old Middlesex Canal Aqueduct at Town Park 




Mule Path — Old Middlesex Canal at Town Park 
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Inspector of Buildin: 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and 
for maintaining all related records. In addition, aU administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are 
handled by this office. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is Paul Raffi; the Wiring 
Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni La Rivee, Linda Reed and Kim Mytych make up the clerical staff, 
which is shared with the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector of Buildings, how 
best to comply with those regulations, and to provide assistance to residents and others who have 
questions about homes and property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us. 







2004 




2005 




2006 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Single Family DwelHngs 


51 


9,450,765 


66 


10,593,000 


36 


5,860,138 


Additions 


145 


6,183,860 


137 


6,194,306 


120 


7,043,711 


Remodeling 


151 


1,464,062 


163 


1,797,988 


135 


1,791,527 


Utihty Buildings 


11 


167,575 


10 


55,100 


13 


345,800 


Pools 


47 


545,916 


32 


340,578 


35 


461,370 


Miscellaneous 


60 


619.579 


85 


571,074 


51 


479.432 




465 


18,432,657 


493 


19,552,046 


390 


15,981,978 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


14 


3,400,000 


16 


10,005,272 


10 


3,084,100 


Pubhc Buildings 




















Additions 


4 


1,341,000 








2 


294,000 


Fitups 


43 


12,356,198 


69 


12,406,077 


47 


13,511,666 


Utihty Buildings 








1 


50,000 


2 


79,000 


Signs 


21 


65,295 


32 


119,640 


26 


132,279 


Miscellaneous 


24 


1,979.750 


23 


802,952 


77 


5,056,862 




106 


19,142,243 


141 


23,383,941 


164 


22,157,885 


TOTAL 


571 


37,574,900 


634 


42,935,987 


554 


38,139,885 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND 












SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 












Building Permits 


571 


191,460.00 


634 


280,790.00 


554 


384,925.00 


Wiring Permits 


680 


30,385.00 


700 


61,795.00 


590 


85,445.00 


Gas Permits 


244 


7,425.00 


238 


12,015.00 


214 


13,010.00 


Plumbing Permits 


313 


14,605.00 


345 


12,005.00 


307 


30,455.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


27 


1,158.00 


84 


3,523.00 


30 


1,333.00 


Occupancy 










120 


6,120.00 


Copies 




89.40 




61.40 




40.20 


Court 














11.00 


Industrial Elec. Permits 


59 


8.850.00 


55 


8,250.00 


56 


8,400.00 




1,894 


$253,972.40 


2,056 


$389,429.40 


1,815 


$529,739.20 



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Board of Appeals 



Case 1-06 Kenneth L. Carter Map 40 Parcel 67A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (raze existing nonconforming structure and construct a new dwelling 26 feet from the front 
lot line on Plymouth Avenue, 23.5 feet from the front lot line on Parker Street and 10.4 feet from the 
side lot line for property located on 25 Parker Street. 

Granted - no closer than 30 feet from both front lot lines. 



Case 2-06 TRM for Fiber Tower Map R3 Parcel 50A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 (co-location on existing tower) for property 
located on 375 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - with the stipulation that an authorization from both the property and tower 
owner be submitted to the Building Inspector before work begins. 



Case 3-06 TRM for Fiber Tower Map 56 Parcel 122 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 (co-location on existing tower) for property 
located on 65 Industrial Way. 

Granted - with the stipulation that an authorization from both the property and tower 
owner be submitted to the Building Inspector before work begins. 



Case 4-06 TRM for Fiber Tower Map R2 Parcel 23B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 (co-location on existing tower) for property 
located on 250 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - with the stipulation that an authorization from both the property and tower 
owner be submitted to the Building Inspector before work begins. 



Case 5-06 James Bimbo c/o James Harrington, Esq. Map 70 Parcel 66A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to raze an existing 
detached garage and construct an attached garage 8.7 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 35 Beeching Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 8.7 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 6-06 James A. Newhouse, Tr. Map 87 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 71 High Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 7-06 James Kim Map 30 Parcel 12 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.9 to conduct a Veterinary Care facility for 
property located on 15 Burlington Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 8-06 Silverius Blonigen Map 54 Parcel 55 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 16 Crescent Street. 

Granted - in accordance with the submitted plan meeting all the required setbacks. 



Case 9-06 Alexandra Morgan/Richard Macchi Map 29 Parcel 20 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (a one-story addition in front and a two-story addition in back) for property located on 66 
Chestnut Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 10-06 Ira T. Pote, Jr. Map 60 Parcel 13 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (a second-story addition to the existing dwelling and a two-story addition to the side) for 
property located on 189 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 11-06 Raymond Lepore Map 50 Parcel 9 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (demolish the existing dwelling and rebuild a dwelling no closer than 13.5 feet from the 
side yard lot line and to demolish and rebuild the existing garage) for property located on 66 Adams 
Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood, with the stipulation that the 
garage could only be used for non-commercial purposes. 



Case 12-06 Brenden Tague Map 97 Parcel 25 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (remove existing garage and construct a 16'x23' two-story addition with farmer's porch and 
relocate front door to face Baland Road) for property located on 9 Baland Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 13-06 



Kevin Kavanaugh 



Map 55 Parcel 245 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (construct a second floor addition, a single story addition and deck to the rear and a garage 
and single story addition to the side) for property located on 1 Main Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 14A-06 Eric & Sharon Lawson Map 78 Parcel 7 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (to construct a second floor addition) 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 

AND 

Case 14B-06 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment for property located 
on 54 North Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 15-06 Quality Additions Map 9 Parcel 11 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (to demolish and reconstruct a dwelling no closer than 36 feet from the front yard lot line) 
for property located on 1 1 Winston Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 16-06 Quality Additions Map 8 Parcel 74 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (to demolish an existing dwelling and construct a new dwelling closer to the front yard lot 
line on Elwood Road than required) for property located on 24 Forest Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 17-06 Quality Additions Map 18 Parcel 8C 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations Table 11 §5.2.5 for a deck to be 9 feet 
from the rear yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located at 8 Presidential Drive. 

Granted - no closer than 14 feet from the rear lot line when 20 feet is required. 



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Case 18-06 Fred Hancox Map 34 Parcel 146 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (demolish and replace existing dwelling with a new dwelling no closer to the setbacks than 
the existing dwelling) for property located on 10 Pond Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 19-06 Dana & Deb DeGennaro Map 32 Parcel 108 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (to construct an addition no closer to the front than the existing dwelling and an addition 
to the deck meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 13 Auburn Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 20-06 Quality Additions Map 76 Parcel 7C 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 11 Bancroft Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 21-06 4th of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.9 for Carnival to run from June 28 through July 
3, 2006 for property located on 159 Church Street. 

Granted 



Case 22-06 Sergio Coviello Map 97 Parcel 34A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot A, 317 Salem Street. 

Granted - with the conditions stated in the memo from Donald Onusseit. 



Case 23-06 Sergio Coviello Map 97 Parcel 34A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
Lot B, 317 Salem Street. 

Granted - with the conditions stated in the memo from Donald Onusseit. 



Case 24-06 Jacquelyn Essell Map 55 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (to 
enlarge the existing enclosed porch and convert it to living space) for property located on 2 Faulkner 
Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 25-06 



CJM Builders Inc. 



Map 57 Parcel 36 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a second floor addition) for property located on 3 Glenview Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 26-06 Victor & Beverly Dellisola Map 9 Parcel 64B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to enclose a portion 
of an existing deck to create a three-season room for property located on 12 Cambridge Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 27-06 Gerry & Patricia Senarian Map 69 Parcel 17 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 61 Cunningham Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 28-06 Barbara A. Cleveland Map 55 Parcel 114 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (demolish 
and rebuild a new dwelling) for property located on 19 Faulkner Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling, as shown on the submitted plan dated May 15, 2006. 



Case 29-06 Robert W. Kelly Map 41 Parcel 30A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (construct 
an addition and deck 16.1 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required) for property 
located on 91 Beacon Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood and no closer than 16.1 feet from 
the side yard lot line. 



Case 30-06 James M. & Debra M. Capozzi Map 36 Parcel 23 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 to construct a second - 
floor addition 33.5 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is required and 17.9 feet from the 
side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 20 Jere Road. 

Granted - modify Case #161-85, the existing variance, to allow the construction of a 

second floor addition to an existing dwelling as shown on the plan submitted 
to the Board. 



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Case 31-06 



Clearview Sunroom & Window 



Map 81 Parcel 4 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a sunroom 12 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required) for property located 
on 201 Salem Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood and no closer than 11 feet from the 
lot line. 



Case 32-06 Wilmington Main Realty Limited Partnership Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7 - Ground Water Protection District to 
redevelop the existing facility into a multi-tenant retail development for property located on 271 
Main Street. 

Granted - with the conditions stipulated in the Site Plan approval. 



Case 33-06 John Pereira Map 7 Parcel 091 A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 49 Roosevelt Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 34-06 Karen & Daniel Considine Map 51 Parcel 11 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to alter a nonconforming structure (construct 
an addition meeting the setback requirements and a front porch no closer than existing dwelling, 28 
feet from the front lot Hne) for property located on 10 Thurston Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 35-06 Wilmington Main Realty Limited Partnership Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 and §3.8.5 Limited Service Restaurant 
(Starbucks) for property located on 271 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 36-06 Wilmington Main Realty Limited Partnership Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.5 and §3.8.4 General Service Restaurant (Ruby 
Tuesdays) for property located on 271 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 37-06 Wilmington Main Realty Limited Partnership Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 and §3.8.5 Limited Service Restaurant 
(Quiznos) for property located on 271 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 38-06 Omnipoint Communications Inc. Map 65 Parcel 2 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Requirements, §6.8.5.2 and §10.6 for a wireless 
communications facility less than 500 feet from an existing residential dwelling for property located 
on 220 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - most of the equipment is housed inside the church and steeple. 



Case 39-06 Omnipoint Communications Inc. Map 65 Parcel 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8.7 and §10.5, wireless communications facility for 
property located on 220 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 40-06 Omnipoint Communications Inc. Map 44 Parcel 177A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Requirements, §10.6, §6.8.5.2, less than 500 feet 
from an existing residential dwelling, and §6.8.5.3, less than 50 feet from the side and rear yard lot 
lines for property located on 188 Main Street. 

Denied - less than 500 feet from an existing residential dwelling and less than 50 feet 
from the side and rear lot lines. 



Case 41-06 Omnipoint Communications Inc. Map 44 Parcel 177A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §10.5, §3.4.8, §6.8.3, §6.8.5 and §6.8.7 wireless 
communications facility for property located on 188 Main Street. 

Denied - does not meet the criteria of the By-law - too close to an existing residential 
dwelling. 



Case 42-06 Susan Sampson Map 29 Parcel 16A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) for an in-ground pool to be 
5 feet from the rear and 5 feet from the side lot lines when 20 feet is required for property located on 
2 Patches Pond Lane. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 43-06 



Complete Home Improvement 



Map 58 Parcel 8A 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) for an addition and 
farmer's porch to be 22 feet from the front yard lot line on Ash Street for property located on 9 Elm 
Street. 

Granted - no closer than 23.5 feet from the front yard lot line on Ash Street - hardship 
"shape of the lot." 



Case 44-06 Sophia-Grace Realty Trust do R. Peterson Map 18 Parcel 3B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) for an existing garage to be I 

17.8 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 16 Boutwell 

Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 45-06 Brisbois Family Trust c/o R. Peterson Map 18 Parcel 3D 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
16R Boutwell Street. 

Granted - with the condition that the garage be moved or removed and that the single 
driveway for both lots be located as approved by Donald Onusseit and 
further that the vegetation be lowered or removed. 



Case 46-06 LoriAnn Burgomaster c/o R. Peterson Map 18 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
18 Boutwell Street. 

Granted - with the condition that the single driveway for both lots be located as 

approved by Donald Onusseit and further that the vegetation be lowered or 
removed. 



Case 47-06 



John W. Haas 



Map 92 Parcel 11 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to an existing 
nonconforming structure (second floor addition) for property located on 15 Gowing Road. 



Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 48-06 



Douglas R. Ware 



Map 69 Parcel 74D 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to an existing 
nonconforming structure (replace an existing one car with a larger two car garage no closer than 12.8 
feet from the rear and 8.2 feet from the side yard lot lines) for property located on 21 Cunningham 
Street. 



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Granted - 



8 pitch roof and no closer than 12.8 feet from the side and 8.2 feet from the 
rear lot lines - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing 
nonconforming garage. 



Case 49-06 Kurt Guthmann Map 66 Parcel 37 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 for a porch to be 19.4 
feet firom the front yard lot line when 40 feet is required for property located on 4 Drury Lane. 

Granted - no more than 6'8" from the house to the edge of the porch and 8' running 
along the front of the house. 



Case 50-06 Joseph Ribas Map 87 Parcel 13A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for property located on 
248 Woburn Street. 

Granted - based on the plan submitted. 



Case 51-06 Euginia lanniciello do Fred Hancox Map 72 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 for an alteration to a nonconforming 
structure (to construct a two car garage 24 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required and 
15.9 feet from the side when 20 feet is required) for property located on 34 Westdale Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 19.98 feet from the side yard lot line and 24.02 feet from the 
front lot line as shown on a revised plot plan dated 11/14/2006. 



Case 52-06 Mark & Bridget Krangle Map 83 Parcel 33A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 for an addition to be 
23 feet from the rear and 15 feet from the side yard lot Unes when 25 feet is required for property 
located at 134 Pineview Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 53-06 Gloria Jean Norman Map 55 Parcel 188 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.1, §5.2.2, §5.2.3, §5.2.4 
and §5.2.5 to subdivide a lot and allow the existing dwelling to remain on a lot having insufficient 
area, frontage, depth and setbacks for property located at 11 Marjorie Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 54-06 Teofilo Pereira Map 22 Parcel 25B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
remove an existing deck and construct a room and deck addition 15 feet from the side yard lot line 
when 20 feet is required) for property located at 283 Shawsheen Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood and no closer than 15 feet from the 
side yard lot line. 



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Case 55-06 Channel Building Co. Map 42 Parcel 24 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.2.2.1 (Flood Plain) for property located on 315 
Main Street. 

Granted- meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 56-06 Channel Building Co. Map 42 Parcel 24 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.7 (Ground Water Protection District) for 
property located on 315 Main Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 57-06 Quality Additions Map 75 Parcel 12 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct an addition 31.2 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required) for property located 
on 18 West Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 58-06 David Erickson Map 49 Parcel 56 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 (Limited Service Restaurant) for property 
located on 162 Lowell Street. 

Granted - three seats based on one parking space. 

Case 59-06 Casey C. McKay Map 34 Parcel 123 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(demolish and re-build a house with a new farmer's porch and deck) for property located at 47 
Burnap Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 60-06 Quality Additions Map 73 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a second level addition and enclose a portion of the deck) for property located at 6 Crest 
Avenue. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Constable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable in each of the six 
(6) precincts. 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL IS, 2006 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: Constable of the Town of Wilmington 

Article 1 : To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices to wit: 
One Selectman for the term of three years; Two members of the School Committee for the term of 
three years; Two members of the School Committee for the term of two years. One member of the 
Housing Authority for the term of three years. One member of the Shawsheen Regional Vocational 
Technical School Committee for the term of three years. One member of the Redevelopment 
Authority for the term of three years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble 
subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said 
Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the twenty-second day of April, A.D. 2006 at 10:30 a.m., then and 
there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. 
George, at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member Barbara Buck, at the West Intermediate 
School and the Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
lists and everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 

The results were as follows: 

Board of Selectmen for three year term (vote for one) Voted 



Annual Town Meeting and Town Election 
State Primary Election 
November General Election 



March 28, 2006 
September 7, 2006 
October 28, 2006 



Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 

James D. Tighe 

George G. Lingenfelter 

Frank J. West 

Others 

Blanks 

Total 



13 

2,278 



888 
325 
276 
774 



2 



Moderator for three year term (vote for one) 
James C. Stewart 



1,802 
4 



Other 

Blanks 

Total 



472 
2,278 



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School Committee for two year term (vote for two) 

Barbara K. Breakey 1,432 

Steven J. Higgins 1,329 

Other 8 

Blank 1.787 

Total 4,556 

School Committee for three year term (vote for two) 

Suzanne S. Cashing 1,463 

Kimberly M. Peterson 1,403 

Others 14 

Blanks 1.676 

Total 4,556 

Housing Authority for three year term (vote for one) 

John P. Goggin 1,476 

Others 5 

Blanks 797 

Total 2,278 

Shawsheen Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee for three year term 

James P. Gillis 1,580 

Others 8 

Blanks 690 

Total 2,278 

Redevelopment Authority for five year term 

Write-in - Charles Gilbert 12 

Others 125 

Blanks 2.141 

Total 2,278 



The results of this election were ready at 9:15 p.m. and the elected officers present were sworn in to 
the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. George. The total number of 
votes cast was 2,278, which represented 16% of Wilmington's 15,050 registered voters. 




Precincts 1 and 2 move to the Boutwell School. 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 22, 2006 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



With a quorum present at 10:58 a.m. (150 by the Town of Wilmington By-Laws) James Stewart, 
Town Moderator opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. This year the colors were 
presented by the Wilmington Minutemen. The moderator then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the past year, also Town 
Meeting paused in tribute to our servicemen and women and the hope that they will all return safely 
home. A moment of silence was observed for all. He then introduced our newly elected and re- 
elected town officials, and thanked previous office holders. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded voted UNANIMOUSLY that the 
Moderator suspend the reading of the Warrant and take up and make reference to each 
article by number. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, duly seconded and voted UNANIMOUSLY that no action 
be taken. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 
previous years; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by the 
Town of Wilmington not to adopt Article 3. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2006 and for a term not to exceed three years, which will permit 
the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by 
the Town of Wilmington to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of 
the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2006 and for a term not to exceed three 
years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such 
institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of the town and the 
salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by 
the Town of Wilmington to appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of 
several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise. 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Voted 



Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries $ 3,840 

Expenses 14.260 

Total 18,100 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 22,602 

Expenses 7.345 

Total 29,947 

Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,875 

Expenses 6.000 

Total 7,875 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 1,260 

Expenses 7.695 

Total 8,955 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 115,368 

Other Salaries . 262,185 

Expenses 72,228 

Furnishings/Equipment 1.850 

Total 451,631 

Town Accountant 

Salary -Town Accountant 86,048 

Other Salaries 197,377 

Expenses 2.560 

Total 285,985 

Town Treasurer/Collector 

Salary - Town Treasurer/Collector 5,556 

Other Salaries 4,736 

Expenses 21,410 

Amt. Cert. Tax Title 20,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 5.250 

Total ^ 257,952 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 48, 7 1 1 

Other Salaries 97,173 

Expenses 2.440 

Total 148,324 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 87,044 

Other Salaries 78,334 

Expenses 48,596 

Appraisals & Inventory 109,360 

Furnishings & Equipment 

ATB Costs 10.000 

Total 333,334 

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Town Counsel 

Legal Services 200,000 

Expenses 7.200 

Total 207,200 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 450 

Expenses 

Total 450 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.749.753 



PUBLIC SAFET^^ 

Police 

Salary - Chief 
Salary - Deputy Chief 
Salary - Lieutenants 
Salary - Sergeants 
Salary - Patrolmen 
Salary - Clerical 
Salary - Overtime 
Salary - Paid Holidays 
Salary - Specialists 
Salary - Night Differential 
Salary - Incentive 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Pohce motion was taken separately: 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 174 
in favor 1 opposed to the FY07 Police Department appropriations in the amount of 
$3,444,856. 



Fire 

Salary - Chief 101,272 

Salary - Deputy Chief 77,714 

Salary - Lieutenants 330,424 

Salary - Privates 1,601,555 

Salary - Clerk 45,498 

Salary - Part Time 15,600 

Salary - Overtime 304,658 

Salary - Paid Holidays 105,460 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 11,025 

Salary - Fire Alarms 14,000 

Salary - Sick Leave Buy-Back 26,204 

Expenses 104,320 

Furnishing & Equipment 4,000 

Total 2,741,190 

Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 469,772 

Contractual Services 11,000 

Material & Supplies 3,750 

Furnishings & Equipment Q 

Total ' 484,522 



90,999 
78,297 

130,846 

330,949 
1,691,855 
80,536 

320,000 
96,415 
12,350 
42,120 

338,313 
23,392 

208,784 



3,444,856 



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Animal Control 

Salaries 33,280 

Expenses 2.325 

Total 35,605 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 6.706.173 

PUBLIC WORKS 
Personnel Services 

Superintendent 90,704 

Engineer - Full Time 185,225 

Engineer - Part Time 10,970 

Highway - Full Time 1,022,093 

Highway - Overtime 58,100 

Highway - Part Time 

Highway - Seasonal 110,000 

Highway - Stream Maintenance Seasonal 110,000 

Tree - Full Time 163,248 

Tree - Overtime 6,370 

Parks/Grounds - Full Time 308,564 

Parks/Grounds - Overtime 17,920 

Cemetery - Full Time 118,741 

Cemetery - Part Time 5,720 

Cemetery Overtime 9,860 

Snow/Ice - Extra Help - Overtime 156.330 

Total • 2,173,845 

Contractual Services 

Engineer 3,200 

Engineer - Training/Conference 2,000 

Highway 70,400 

Highway - Repairs/Town Vehicles 108,400 

Highway - Training/Conference 3,100 

Tree 3,000 

Parks/Grounds 24,000 

Cemetery 4,100 

Road Machinery - Repair 80,000 

Public Street Lights 190,000 

Rubbish Collection & Disposal 1,674,360 

Snow & Ice - Repairs 17,500 

Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 130.000 

Total . 2,310,060 

Materials & Supplies 

Engineer 3,500 

Highway 39,000 

Highway Construction & Road Improvements 77,000 

Highway-Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 138,530 

Highway-Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 102,740 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 1,000 

Tree 6,395 

Parks/Grounds 17,900 

Cemetery 13,650 

Drain Projects 55,000 

Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 141,900 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 4.000 

Total 600,615 



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Furnishings & Equipment 28,800 
SEWER 

Personnel Services 61,542 

Maintenance/Operations 109.850 

Total 171,392 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS ' 5.284.712 

COMMUNm' DEVELOPMENT 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 72,495 

Other Salaries 159,061 

Expenses 9,547 

Mental Health 32,570 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 273,673 

Sealer of Weights/Measures 

Salaries 5,040 

Expenses 100 

Total 5,140 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 66,967 

Other Salaries 179,104 

Expenses 13,225 

Furnishings & Equipment 2.200 

Total 259,896 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 68,612 

Other Salaries 102,248 

Expenses 4,455 

Furnishings/Equipment 600 

Total 177,515 , 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 716.224 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 101,272 

Other salaries 2,026,161 

Overtime 45,380 

Part Time Seasonal 10,000 

Heating 770,000 

Electricity 135,000 

UtiHties 97,000 

Expenses 387,435 

Furnishings/Equipment Q 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 3,572,248 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans' Aid/Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 17,579 

Expenses 1,250 

Assistance - Veterans 80.000 

Total 98,829 



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Library 

Salary - Director 
Other Salaries 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Historical Commission 
Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Commission on Disabilities 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical High School District 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 
Schools 
Public Safety 
General Government 
Sewer 
Water 

Interest on Anticipation of Notes & 
Authorization Fees & Miscellaneous Debt 



TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 



72,495 
555,140 

33,438 
126,385 
9.997 
797,455 



58,823 
35,872 
5,100 
9.997 
99,745 



58,823 
35,872 
5,100 
150 
173,313 



14,650 
5,750 
500 
20,900 



200 
300 
500 

1.190.942 



25,604,000 
3,555,484 
29.159.484 



3,163,775 
1,001,300 
80,065 
173,438 


10.000 
4.428.578 



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UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance 641,335 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 6,525,000 

Veterans' Retirement 13,008 

Employee Retirement Unused Sick Leave 25,000 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 410,000 

Salary Adjustments & Additional Costs 300,000 

lx)cal Transportation & Training Conferences 5,000 

Out-of-State Travel • 11,500 

Computer Maintenance Expenses 70,000 

Records Storage 

Annual Audit 20,000 

Ambulance Billing 25,000 

Town Report 12,000 

Professional & Technical Services 140,000 

Reserve Fund 225.000 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 8,412,843 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 32.061.473 

STATUTORY CHARGES 

Current Year Overlay 700,000 

Retirement Contributions _ 2,961,913 

Offset Items 44,516 

Special Education 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 403,848 

MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 6,055 

RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 11,860 

Metro Air Pollution Control District 6,222 

Mosquito Control Program 43,128 

M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 1,856,063 

Criminal Justice Training 

School Choice 

Charter Schools 8,517 

Essex County Technical Institute 10.000 ' 



MOTION: On motion of Kevin MacDonald, and duly seconded, offered an amendment to the 
main motion for the line "Mosquito Control Program" to remove $43,128 and to have an in- 
house mosquito control program - Town of Wilmington defeated proposed amendment. 



TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 6.052.122 



ESTIMATED AVAILABLE FUNDS 



Tax Levy 


47,440,600 


Local Receipts 


6,372,000 


Local Receipts - Sewer 


2,187,893 


Local Aid 


9,401,596 


Free Cash 


1,300,000 


Water Dept. Available Funds 


610,580 


Sale of Cemetery Lots 


30,000 


Cemetery Trust Fund - Interest 


10,000 


Capital Stabilization Fund 





NESWC Funds 


700,000 


Provision for Abates Surplus 






TOTAL ESTIMATED FY 2007 AVAILABLE FUNDS 68.052.669 



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ARTICLE 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available funds, 
or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of new and/or 
replacement capital equipment, including but not limited to the following items, and further to 
authorize the sale, trade-in, conveyance or other disposition of any equipment being so replaced, 
such funds to be spent by the town department, so indicated, with the approval of the Town 
Manager, and to the extent set forth in Chapter 592 of the Acts of 1950 the Board of Selectmen, as 
foUows: 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 
Police Department 

Purchase of five (5) replacement police cruisers. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded the 
Town of Wilmington voted 2 in favor 208 in opposition to purchase five (5) Hybrid vehicles, at 
a cost of $24,000 each, as new pohce cruisers. MOTION FAILED 

MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted 209 in favor 1 opposed that One Hundred-Thirtv Thousand Dollars ($130.000) be 
transferred from Available Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the 
purchase of five (5) replacement pohce cruisers for the Pohce Department and further, the 
sale, trade-in, other disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby authorized. 

Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement ambulance. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Sullivan, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 209 
in favor 1 opposed that One Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($170.000) be transferred 
from Available Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one 
(1) replacement ambulance for the Fire Department and further, the sale, trade-in or other 
disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby authorized. 



School Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement standard minivan and one (1) wheelchair accessible van. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to transfer Fiftv-Nine Thousand Dollars ($59.000) from Available Funds - 
Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement 
handicapped accessible van and one (1) replacement minivan for the School Department and 
further, the sale, trade-in or other disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby 
authorized. 



Department of Public Works 

Purchase of one (1) replacement one-ton truck and one (1) pick-up (mechanics) truck for the 
Highway Division and two (2) pick-up trucks for the Parks and Grounds Division. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Fiore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to transfer One Hundred Twentv-Seven Thousand Dollars ($127.000) from 
Available Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) 
replacement one-ton dump truck and three pick-up trucks for the Department of Public 
Works and further, the sale, trade-in or other disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is 
hereby authorized. 



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ARTICLE 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to construct a playground on the grounds 
of the Shawsheen Elementary School to include playground equipment and site work; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNAiNIMOUSLY that Fiftv Thousand Dollars ($50.000) be transferred from Available Funds 
- Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager to construct and equip a playground on the 
grounds of the Shawsheen Elementary School. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the replacement of approximately 
2.100 square feet of roof area at the Shawsheen School; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Forty Thousand Dollars ($40.000) be transferred from Available Funds - 
Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for the replacement of approximately 2,100 
square feet of roof area at the Shawsheen Elementary School. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for engineering, surveying and other 
professional services to develop an accurate and detailed GIS mapping of the storm drainage system 
in order to complete the implementation of the first phase of the project to develop a "master plan" 
for the town's storm water drainage system; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Sullivan, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that Seventy-One Thousand Dollars ($71.000) be transferred from Available 
Funds - Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager for engineering, surveying and other 
professional services for the purpose of developing an accurate and detailed GIS mapping of 
the storm drainage system in support of the first phase of the project to develop a master 
plan for the town's storm water drainage system. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to develop a comprehensive school facility 
feasibility study, the purpose of which would evaluate system-wide needs in the Wilmington School 
system including the analysis of student enrollment projections, the evaluation of current and future 
programmatic educational needs and the assessment of physical building needs; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60.000) be transferred from Available Funds- 
Free Cash to be spent by the Superintendent of Schools with the approval of the School 
Committee and Town Manager in order to develop a comprehensive school facility feasibility 
study and in order to engage engineering, architectural, and other professionals as may be 
necessary to carry out the foregoing, including within the study evaluation of system-wide 
needs in the Wilmington School system the analysis of student enrollment projections, the 
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ARTICLE 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to complete a facilities needs study that 
shall include an assessment of space requirements for the purpose of constructing a new fire 
substation in North Wilmington as well as an assessment of space requirements for the Public 
Buildings Department and for all divisions within the Department of Public Works including the 
Water and Sewer Division, and further to evaluate potential sites to accommodate such space 
requirements; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sagal, duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington defeated the following amendment: that the facilities study requested for 
$55,000 include only the feasibility of construction of a new fire substation. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Fiore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Fiftv-Five Thousand Dollars ($55.000) be transferred from Available Funds 
- Free Cash to be spent by the Town Manager to complete a facilities needs study that shall 
include an assessment of space requirements for the purpose of constructing a new fire 
substation in North Wilmington as well as an assessment of space requirements for the 
Public Buildings Department and for all divisions within the Department of Public Works 
including the Water and Sewer Division, and further to evaluate potential sites to 
accommodate such space requirement; and for the purpose of engaging engineering, 
architectural, surveying and other professionals as may be necessary to carry out the 
foregoing. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the town will vote to transfer from available funds in the Fiscal Year 2006 
budget, a sum or sums of money for the operation of various town departments and expenses; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Two Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($275.600) 
be transferred from the following Fiscal Year 2006 accounts: 



Town Manager - Other Salaries 10,000 

Public Works, Engineer - Personnel Services - Full-Time 30,000 

Public Works, Sewer - Personnel Services 15,000 

Public Works, Sewer - Maintenance/Operations 50,000 

Library - Other Salaries 15,000 

Unclassified & Reserve - Insurance 70,000 

Unclassified & Reserve - Professional/Technical Services 50,000 
Capital Outlay - Public Works 

Brush Chipper 9,600 

Septage Facility 16,000 

One-Ton Dump Truck 5,000 

Vertidrain 5.000 

275,600 

From Available Funds - Free Cash 729,400 

TOTAL $1,005,000 



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TRANSFER to the following: 



Town Counsel - Legal Services 

Public Works, Material & Supplies - Highway, Gas, Oil, Tires 
Public Buildings Heating Fuel 



$60,000 
40,000 
280,000 



Public Buildings Electricity 

Veterans' Aid & Benefits Assistance Veterans 

Unclassified & Reserve Employee Health/Life Ins. 



45,000 
80,000 
500,000 



TOTAL APPROPRIATED: 



$1,005,000 



ARTICLE 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen 
work opportunities for services rendered to the town in accordance with the town's Senior Citizen 
Tax Work-Off Program; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Ten Thousand Dollars ($10.000) be raised and appropriated from the FY07 
Tax Levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the 
purpose of providing senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered to the town in 
accordance with the town's Senior Tax Work-off Program. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $5,000 for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) be raised and appropriated from the FY07 
tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the 
observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the town will vote to accept as a town way the following described street, as 
recommended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Board of Selectmen (Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 41 and Chapter 82, as amended) and shown on a certain plan described 
below, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift, eminent domain or 
otherwise, such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the 
purpose of this Article, and further to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be spent by the Town Manager with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen for such pvirposes; or take any other action related thereto. 

Navaio Drive: That certain way shown as Navajo Drive on a definitive subdivision plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan of Navajo Drive in Wilmington, MA," dated November 7, 2005, 
Scale 1" = 40', prepared by K. J. Miller Company, Civil Engineering and Land Surveying, 106 
West Street, Wilmington, Mass. to be recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, a 
copy of which has been filed with the Town Clerk. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 
Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Sullivan, and duly seconded the Town Meeting voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the following described street be accepted as a public way, as 
recommended by the Planning Board, and laid out by the Selectmen (pursuant to 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41 and Chapter 82 as amended) and shown on that 



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certain definitive subdivision plan approved in accordance with the "Rules and Regulations 
Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Wilmington," and described below; and 
further that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, gift or 
eminent domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements in connection therewith 
for Navajo Drive. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $750.00 each (a total of $1,500) for the purpose 
of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the 
lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable 
headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; or take any other action 
related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that One Thousand-Five Hundred Dollars ($1.500) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY07 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purpose of renewing, under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 
40 of the General Laws as amended above. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the town will vote to authorize or reauthorize as the case may be, revolving 
accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E /4 for the various boards, commissions, 
departments and agencies of the town; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Fiore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative to reauthorize the following revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L., Chapter 44, 
Section 53E % as follows: 

First a Compost Bin Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of $4,500, with the 
source of revenues being the sale of composting bins, the spending authority being the Town 
Manager and the purpose for which money may be spent is the purchase of composting bins; 
and a second revolving fund, the Subsurface Sewage Disposal Upgrade Revolving Fund with 
an established spending limit of $200,000, with the source of revenues being betterment 
receipts and other loan repayments from property owners participating in said program, the 
purpose of expenditure being the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems 
and the repayment to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust of any funds 
advanced to the town for this purpose, and the spending authority being the Board of Health 
with the approval of the Town Manager. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the town will vote to designate the handicapped accessible fishing pier 
located at Silver Lake as a lasting memorial to Rocco V. DePasquale by naming said pier in his 
honor; or take any other action related thereto; 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the handicapped accessible fishing pier at Silver Lake be designated 
as a lasting memorial to Rocco V. DePasquale by naming said pier "The Rocco V. DePasquale 
Memorial Fishing Pier." 



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ARTICLE 19. To see if the town will vote in accordance with the provisions of General Laws 
Chapter 40. Section 4A to authorize the Board of Health to enter into an intermunicipal agreement 
with one or more other governmental units for the purpose of providing public health services 
pursuant to the authority of the Board of Health, in accordance with an intermunicipal mutual aid 
agreement to be entered into between the town and various governmental units; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Erickson, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that in accordance with the provisions of Mass. General Law, Chapter 40, 
Section 4A, the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and upon the 
recommendation of the Board of Health be hereby authorized to enter into an intermunicipal 
agreement for a term of twenty-five years or less with one or more governmental units for 
the purpose of providing public health services. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by 
purchase, gift, or eminent domain taking the Optioned Premises (which includes the Butters' Farm 
Dwelling and Lot 6) or, in the alternative, the Butters' Farm Dwelling and Parcel A all as described 
in or shown on an Option to Purchase for the benefit of the town recorded in the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds at Book 18967, Page 246 and expires on June 1, 2006 covering a portion of the real 
property more commonly known as 165 Chestnut Street, Wilmington and shown as Parcel 13 on 
Wilmington Assessor's Map 15 and more particularly described in a deed located at Book 19189, 
Page 229; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to determine if the Alternative Options listed in 
the Option to Purchase as described above are beneficial options which may be exercised by the town 
and to vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any 
applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be spent by the Town Manager with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen to carry out this acquisition; or to assign the Option to Purchase to a suitable 
entity engaged in the preservation of historical properties; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Harris, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 225 
in favor 8 opposed to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or 
eminent domain the Optioned Premises (which includes the Butters' Farm Dwelling and Lot 
6) which is the real property more commonly known as 165 Chestnut Street, Wilmington also 
shown as Parcel 13 on the Town Assessor's Map 15 and more particularly described as 
follows: in a deed located at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 19189, Page 229 
an Option to Purchase recorded at Book 18967, Page 246; Assignment of Interest Book 
19189, Page 222; and Amendment at Book 19975, Page 74 and further, that the sum of Four 
Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450.000) be appropriated for this purpose, and to meet 
this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby 
authorized to borrow said sum pursuant to any applicable statute, to be spent by the Town 
Manager with the approval of the Wilmington Historical Commission and the Board of 
Selectmen; and further the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized pursuant to the 
provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 40, Section 15A and M.G.L. Chapter 30B to dispose of all or 
part of such land and Optioned Premises including the authority to issue historical 
preservation restrictions on the Optioned Premises shall endure in perpetuity. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the town will vote to establish a Local Option Room Occupancy Excise by 
accepting the provisions of General Laws Chapter 64G, Section 3A, and to amend the By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, Revised by adding a new Section 12 to Chapter 1 as follows: 

LOCAL OPTION ROOM OCCUPANCY EXCISE 

SECTION 12. Pursuant to the provisions of General Laws Chapter 64G, Section 3A, 
there shall be a Local Option Room Occupancy Excise assessed upon the transfer of 
occupancy of any room or rooms in a bed and breakfast establishment, hotel, lodging 
house, or motel in this town by any operator at the rate of four percent (4%) of the 
total amount of rent for each such occupancy. 

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Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that the General Laws, Chapter 64G, Section 3A be accepted by the town and 
that the "By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, revised" be hereby amended 
by inserting a new section to be numbered "Section 12" at the end of Chapter 1 that shall 
read as follows: 

Local Option Room Occupancy Excise 

SECTION 12 Pursuant to the provisions of General Laws Chapter 64G, Section 3A, 
there shall be a Local Option Room Occupancy Excise assessed upon the transfer of 
occupancy of any room or rooms in a bed and breakfast establishment, hotel, lodging 
house or motel in this town by any operator, at the rate of four percent (4%) of the 
total amount of rent for each such occupancy, beginning July 1, 2006. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the town will vote, pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 4A of the General Laws 
of the Commonwealth, to authorize the town, acting by and through the Town Manager with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with the City of 
Woburn for the purpose of acquiring, maintaining and operating a water connection to the 
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority and further to authorize the Town Manager and Board of 
Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain taking conveyances in fee or a lesser 
interest of those real estate interests as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the 
construction and maintenance of such water connection, and to vote to raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money to be spent by the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to carry out 
this acquisition; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen of the town are hereby 
authorized, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 4A to enter into 
an intermunicipal agreement with the City of Woburn for the duration of ninety-nine years 
(99) or less for the purpose of Wilmington's acquiring, maintaining and operating a water 
connection for the Town of Wilmington to the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority 
water distribution system; and further the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen are 
hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain such title interests 
including fee or a lesser interest, for those real estate interests as may be necessary or 
appropriate to carry out the construction and maintenance of such water connection. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington, Revised by adding a new Section 48 to Chapter 5 as follows: 

WETLANDS ENFORCEMENT 

I PURPOSE 

The purpose of this By-law is to provide additional enforcement for the 
protection of jurisdictional wetlands resource areas and adjoining land areas 
in the Town of Wilmington, which are subject to the performance standards 
and procedures of the Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 § 40). 

This enforcement By-law is intended to utilize the Home Rule authority of 
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11 JIKISDICTION 

The enforcement By-law overlays those resource areas currently protected by 
the Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 § 40) and the 100-foot 
Buffer Zone. 

Ill ENFORCEMENT 

1. No person shall remove, fill, dredge, build upon, degrade, discharge 
into, or otherwise alter resource areas protected by the Wetlands 
Protection Act, or cause, suffer, or allow such activity, or leave in place 
unauthorized fill, or otherwise fail to restore illegally altered land to its 
original condition, or fail to comply with an Enforcement Order issued 
pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 § 40). 

2. The Commission shall have authority to enforce the Wetlands 
Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 § 40), and permits and orders 
issued thereunder, by violation notices, non-criminal citations under 
M.G.L. Chapter 40 § 2 ID, and civil and criminal court actions. Any 
person who violates provisions of this By-law may be ordered to restore 
the property to its original condition and take other action deemed 
necessary to remedy such violations, or may be fined, or both. 

3. When a violation is believed to have occurred, the following Procedures 
for Violations shall be followed: 

A. The Commission or its agent shall conduct a site visit to 
determine if a violation has occurred and the extent of the 
violation. 

B. Upon notification of a violation, the Commission shall issue a 
notice of violation to each party whom it believes is responsible 
and may, at its discretion, require any of the following remedies: 

a. work shall stop and erosion and sediment control measures 
shall be implemented forthwith; and/or 

b. responsible party shall attend a scheduled Commission • 
meeting to present a "mitigation plan;" and/or 

c. responsible party shall file a Request for Determination of 
Applicability; and/or 

d. responsible party shall file a Notice of Intent. 

C. If the responsible party does not timely comply with the required 
remedies as specified in the notice of violation, the Commission 
shall issue an Enforcement Order pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 
131 § 40. 

D. If the responsible party fails to comply with the Enforcement 
Order by the dates specified in the Enforcement Order, a fine may 
be levied as specified in Section IV of this By-law. The 
responsible party shall be notified of the fine by certified mail and 
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4. Upon request of the Commission, the Board of Selectmen and Town 
Counsel may take legal action for enforcement under civil law. Upon 
request of the Commission, the Chief of Police may take legal action for 
enforcement under criminal law. These remedies are cumulative and 
not mutually exclusive. 



IV FINES 

1. Any person who violates any provision of this By-law, wetland permits, 
or administrative orders issued thereunder, shall be subject to a fine 
pursuant to Section IV 2 herein, but in any event a fine of no more than 
$300.00 for each offense. From the first day of the occurrence, a 
violation shall be considered a single, continuing violation for the 
purpose of fine assessment. However, upon notice of an Enforcement 
Order specifying remediation required of the offending party by the 
Commission, the party shall comply fully with that Order by a date 
certain, as specified within the Order to complete remediation. Upon 
the first day following the expiration date of the Order for remediation, 
the offense shall then be considered a subsequent offense and subject to 
enhanced fines pursuant Section IV 2 herein. The Commission may, in 
its sole discretion, and upon written application by the offending party, 
extend the time for compliance. 

2. Fines may be assessed according to the schedule below. First offense 
fines may be waived at the discretion of the Commission or its agent, 
provided the offender presents the Commission or agent with an 
acceptable remediation plan and implementation timeline. 



First Offense 

Second Offense 

Third Offense 
(and any 

subsequent 

offense) 



Unauthorized 
Activity in 
Buffer Zone 



25.00 
50.00 
300.00 



Unauthorized 
Activity in 
Wetlands 
Resource Area 



Non- Compliance 
with an Order of 
Conditions or 
Enforcement Order 
or Violation Notice 



50.00 
150.00 
300.00 



50.00 
200.00 
300.00 



3. As an alternative to criminal prosecution in a specific case, the 

Commission may issue citations under the non-criminal disposition 
procedure set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40 § 2 ID, which has been 
adopted by the town in Section 38 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised. 



V BY-LAW CHANGES 

Changes to the By-law shall be accomplished by vote of Town Meeting. This 
Wilmington Wetlands Enforcement By-law does not give the Conservation 
Commission authority to promulgate regulations. 

VI SEVERABILITY 

The invalidity of any section or provision of this By-law shall not invalidate 
any other section or provision thereof, which other provisions shall remain in 
effect, nor shall it invalidate any order, permit, approval or determination 
which previously has been issued. 



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VII EFFECTIVE DATE 

The effective date of this By-law will be the date on which this By-law is 
approved by vote at the 2006 Wilmington Annual Town Meeting or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. The Planning Board recommends 
approval of the local wetlands enforcement by-law and the additional protections the by-law 
affords. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Shea, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
122 in favor 61 opposed that the By-laws of the Inhabitant of the Town of 
Wilmington, Revised be amended by adding a new Section 48 to Chapter 5 as printed 
above. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the town will vote to authorize the transfer of the care, custody, management 
and control of the following parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington to the Conservation 
Commission all as shown on Wilmington Tax Assessor Maps as follows: Map 9, Parcel 68; Map 10, 
Parcel 7; Map 16, Parcels 27, 28, 29, 31 and 36; Map 19, Parcels 2 and 3; Map 29, Parcel 65A; Map 
32, Parcels 13, 14, 15, 16, 101 and 102b; Map 41, Parcels 6, 7 and 15; Map 51, Parcels 28, 29, 51 and 
52: and Map 80, Parcel 89; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. The Planning Board recommends approval of 
transfer to the care, custody, management and control to the Conservation Commission provided the 
Town Manager finds the parcels surplus to the needs of the Town. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Shea, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Parcels 13, 14, 15, 16 as shown on the Town Tax Assessor's records as Map 
32, all owned by the town, be hereby transferred to the care, custody, management and 
control of the Conservation Commission; and that the Town Manager with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen be authorized to execute and record appropriate documentation of 
such transfer in the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Associated Zoning Map of 
the Town of Wilmington by moving the existing provision Administration and Enforcement from 
Section 10 to Section 11, and by adding a new Section 10 Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay 
District as follows: 

SECTION 10. Neighborhood Activitv Center Overlay District : 

10.1. Purposes - The purposes of the Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay District 
(NACOD) are: 1. to encourage a mix of business, residential and civic uses in a 
compact, physical arrangement that is safe for pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle 
traffic; 2. provide alternatives to conventional commercial sprawl, thereby assisting 
the town in creating and maintaining vibrant, walkable business areas; 3. encourage 
redevelopment of existing underutilized or obsolete properties; and 4. provide 
neighborhood centers with goods, services and housing in a manner that furthers the 
goals of the Wilmington Master Plan. 

10.2. Boundaries - The NACOD is herein established as an overlay district and shall be 
superimposed on other districts established by this By-law. The NACOD is 
comprised of areas, with boundaries shown on the Zoning Map as follows: 



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10.2.1 North Wilmington Neighborhood Activity Center - This area 

apphes to certain land along and off Middlesex Avenue (Route 62), from Waltham 
Street to Lubber's Brook, and includes the following parcels as identified in the 
Wilmington Assessor's Maps, last revised in 2002. 



Map/Parcel 


Property Address 


Map/Parcel 


Property Address 


89/13 


382 Middlesex Avenue 


79/1 lA 


5 Shady Lane Drive 


89/1 3A 


378-380 Middlesex Avenue 


79/29 


363 Middlesex Avenue 


89/10 


Jefferson Road 


79/30 


361 Middlesex Avenue 


89/9 


Jefferson Road 


79/31 


355 Middlesex Avenue 


89/8 


200 Jefferson Road 


79/3 IB 


353 Middlesex Avenue 


89/8A 


370 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 IC 


4 Waltham Street 


89/7 


364 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 ID 


6 Waltham Street 


89/6A 


362 Middlesex Avenue 


79/3 IG 


1 Nature Way 


88/13 


381 Middlesex Avenue 


79/27 


4 Shady Lane Drive 


79/10 


352 Middlesex Avenue 


79/28A 


360 Middlesex Avenue 


79/11 


356 Middlesex Avenue 







10.3. Relationship to Existing Zoning - The underlying zoning districts shall not be modified, 

repealed or amended by this section. Property in the NACOD shall continue to be 
subject to the requirements applicable in the underlying zones. In the event that an 
owner desires to use his property for multi-family housing or mixed-use development 
pursuant to this Section 10, the owner shall file an application for site plan review or 
a special permit for a development subject to this Section 10. Where the NACOD 
provisions are silent, the requirements of the underlying zoning shall apply. 

10.4. Definitions. 

10.4.1 Mixed-Use Development: Vertical Mix - A single building with the 
ground floor used primarily for retail/commercial or service uses, 
and floors above used for residential or office uses. 

10.4.2 Mixed-Use Development: Horizontal Mix - A single building that provides 
retail/commercial or service use in the portion facing the public or private 
street, with residential or office uses behind, attached by a common wall for 
at least 50% of its height and depth ("attached horizontal") or two (2) or 
more buildings on one site which provide retail/commercial or service uses 
in the structure (s) fronting the public or private street, and residential or 
commercial uses or a combination thereof in separate structure(s) behind or 
to the side ("detached horizontal"). 

10.4.3 Principal Street - The main road serving a Neighborhood Activity Center, 
such as a state-numbered route or other major street. For purposes of this 
section, principal streets shall mean the following: 

a. North Wilmington Neighborhood Activity Center: Middlesex Avenue. 



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10. 4.1 Secondary Street - A side street intersecting the major street that 

functions as the principal street through a Neighborhood Activity Center. 



10.5. Use Regulations 



10.5.1 Permitted Uses. The following uses are permitted in the NACOD, subject to 
site plan review. 

a. Business Uses. 



1) Retail store, not exceeding 5,000 square feet of gross floor area per 
individual establishment. 

2) Personal service. 

3) Studio of an artist, sculptor or craftsman. 

4) Repair shop for appliances, office equipment, bicycles, lawnmowers, 
or similar equipment. 

5) Business or professional office, not exceeding 7,500 square feet of 
gross floor area per individual office establishment. 

6) Bank. 

7) Sandwich shop, not exceeding 1,500 square feet of gross floor area per 
individual establishment. 

8) Restaurant, general or limited service, where food service is located 
entirely within the building or on a patio or outdoor seating area 
operated in connection with an indoor-service restaurant; not 
exceeding 2,000 square feet of gross floor area. 



b. Mixed-use Development - A vertical mixed-use development or an 

attached horizontal mixed-use development that contains two or more of 
the business uses listed in Subsection (a) above, and which may also 
contain multi-family units or live-and-work spaces, e.g., artist's residence 
and studio, or a combination thereof; and accessory residential uses as 
classified in Section 4.1.1. 



c. Multi-family housing, not part of a mixed-use development, up to»one unit 
per 4,000 square feet of lot area, together with accessory residential uses 
as classified in Section 4.1.1, but not including a carport. 

10.5.2 Special Permitted Uses - The following uses are allowed by special 
permit from the Planning Board: 

a. A detached horizontal mixed-use development that includes business and 
residential uses in more than one building on a single lot. 

b. For any permitted business use subject to a maximum gross floor area 
requirement under Section 10.5.1, the Planning Board may grant a 
special permit to authorize an increase in gross floor area, provided that 
no restaurant shall exceed 6,500 square feet and no retail establishment 
shall exceed 25,000 square feet. 

c. Multi-family housing, not part of a mixed-use development, at a density 
greater than one unit per 4,000 square feet of lot area. 

d. Drive-through service for a pharmacy or bank, including an automated 
teller machine mounted on a side or rear wall of a bank building. 



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10.5.3 



Prohibited Uses. 



a. Single -family dwelling. 

b. Hospital or nursing home. 

c. Outdoor free-standing automatic teller machine (ATM). 

d. Drive-through food service establishment. 

e. Auto service station and car wash. 

f. Auto repair and body shops. 

g. Vehicular dealership. 

h. Funeral home. 

i. Any use prohibited under Section 3.7.1 of this By-law. 

10.5.4 Site Plan Review - All uses and structures in the NACOD are subject to 
Site Plan Review by the Planning Board. Site Plan Review shall be in 
accordance with Section 6.5 of the Zoning By-law and the additional 
requirements set forth in Section 10.7.2 below. 

10.6. Dimensional Regulations. 

10.6.1 Uses and structures in the NACOD shall conform to 
the following requirements except as provided in 
Section 10.6.2: 



Minimum Lot Area (square feet): 20,000 

Minimum Frontage (feet): 100 

Minimum Lot Width (feet): 100 

Maximum Front Yard Setback (feet): 30 
Minimum Yard Setbacks: 

Front (feet): 10 

Side (feet): 15 

Rear (feet): 15 

Rear abutting a Residential District (feet): 30 

Minimum Open Space % Lot Area: 15% 
Maximum Building Coverage: 

Vertical Mixed-Use 35% 

Attached Horizontal Mixed-Use 40% 
Detached Horizontal Mixed-Use By special permit 

Multi-Family Housing 25% 
Maximum Height (Feet): 

Building(s) facing the street 35 
All other buildings See Section 10.6.2(c) 



10.6.2 Special Provisions, 
a. Setbacks. 

1) The maximum front yard setback applies to building(s) facing a 
principal or secondary street. 



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2) The minimum side yard setback in Section 10.6.1 shall be reduced to 
zero (0) feet for "zero lot line" buildings. As part of Site Plan Review, 
the Planning Board may require the applicant to provide equivalent 
open land elsewhere on the site equal to the area required to comply 
with the minimum side yard setback. 

3) The minimum separation between two or more buildings on the same 
lot shall be 20 feet. 

b. Frontage and Access - The Planning Board may grant a special permit to 
reduce lot frontage to not less than 80 feet for a development that 
provides consolidated or shared access to the Neighborhood Activity 
Center's principal street for three or more adjoining parcels, subject to a 
legally enforceable agreement or restriction in a form acceptable to the 
Planning Board. 

c. Maximum Height - For a building other than a building facing a 
principal or secondary street, the maximum height shall be 40 feet except 
as provided below: 

1) On a lot abutting a Residential District, the building height closest to 
the Residential District boundary shall not exceed 35 feet. Any 
building with a height exceeding 35 feet shall have an upper-floor 
setback in the fagade closest to the Residential District of at least five 
feet commencing no higher than 35 feet, with the exception of access 
elements (stairways or elevator shafts) and unoccupied architectural 
features not to exceed 20% of the fagade area, in aggregate. 

2) The Planning Board may grant a special permit to increase the 
maximum height to 48 feet, provided that any building facing the 
street or located on a lot abutting a Residential District shall conform 
to the maximum height requirements of 10.6.1 and Subsection (1) 
above, unless the Planning Board approves an alternative setback or 
stepping-down of building elevations. In granting a special permit for 
an increase in height, the Planning Board may require additional 
yard setbacks, visual buffering, screening, and/or other appropriate 
measures to provide a height transition between the developqient and 
adjacent uses. The Planning Board may also impose conditions on 
the special permit, such as but not limited to the provision of at-grade 
parking, with the parking facility constituting the first story, or sub- 
grade parking, or a combination thereof; or an increase in the 
minimum percentage of affordable units required under Section 10.8. 

3) Parking located below grade in a business or mixed-use building shall 
not count toward the maximum height limit. To encourage below- 
grade parking and reduce the amount of surface parking on a lot, the 
Planning Board may grant a special permit to increase the maximum 
building coverage to not more than 50%. 

d. Mixed-Use Development - Location and Distribution of Uses. 

1) Business uses shall occupy not less than 30% of the floor area of the 
building(s) facing the principal street, and the ground floor of the 
front facade shall be occupied by business uses only. 

2) Multi-family units may be located above the ground floor or at grade 
in a vertical or attached horizontal mixed-use development, provided 
that entrances to any at-grade units are on the side or rear of the 
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3) In a detached horizontal mixed-use development, the total floor area 
used for multi-family housing shall not exceed 75% of aggregate gross 
floor area on the lot. 

e. Multi-Family Housing - Multi-family housing as a principal use not part 
of a mixed-use development shall comply with the following: 

1) Business uses shall be located on the ground floor of the front of any 
building facing the principal street in a NACOD, and residential uses 
shall be located toward the side or rear of lots used for mixed-use 
development. When multi-family housing is not part of a mixed-use 
development, such housing shall not be located on a lot abutting the 
principal street except by special permit from the Planning Board. 

2) Multi-famUy housing shall not exceed twelve (12) units per building 
except by special permit from the Planning Board. 

f. Minimum Net Floor Area. Multi-family units shall conform to the 
following minimum floor area requirements: 

A) One-bedroom unit - 700 square feet 

B) Two-bedroom unit - 900 square feet 

C) Three-bedroom unit - 1,200 square feet 

10.7. NACOD Development Regulations. 

10.7.1 Objectives - For the purposes of whether the Planning Board shall grant 
a special permit or approve a site plan pursuant to this Section 10, 
development, redevelopment and reuse will generally be deemed 
consistent with the purposes of the NACOD when it meets the following 
objectives: 

a. Provides appropriate scale, design, operation and visual character for a 
pedestrian-oriented neighborhood business and services district; 

b. Provides compact building form; 

c. Consolidates and minimizes curb cuts, subordinates parking to building 

form, and provides exemplary architectural design; 

d. Provides a mix of goods and services; and 

e. Encourages pedestrian and bicycle access. 

10.7.2 Site Plan Review 

All uses and structures in the NACOD are subject to Site Plan Review by the 
Planning Board. Application requirements and procedures shaU be in 
accordance with Section 6.5, the Planning Board's Site Plan Review Rules 
and Regulations, and any appUcable regulations adopted by the Planning 
Board to administer this Section of the By-law. The Planning Board shall not 
approve a Site Plan for development in the NACOD unless it determines that 
for the location, type and extent of land use, the design of building form, 
building location, egress points, grading, and other elements, the 
development could not reasonably be altered to: 

a. Achieve greater consistency with the purposes of the NACOD and the 
objectives set forth in Section 10.7.1; 



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b. Improve public safety by avoiding pedestrian or vehicular hazards within 
the site or egressing from it, facilitating access by emergency vehicles and 
facilitating visual surveillance by occupants, neighbors and passersby; 

c. Reduce the number of curb cuts on existing public ways; 

d. Contribute a more visually attractive, pedestrian- and bicycle-oriented 
image by providing appropriate landscaping and walkways along 
principal and secondary streets and between adjoining properties; 

e. Achieve gi-eater consistency with the NACOD Design Standards in 
Section 10.7.4; and 

f. Provide a more appropriate distribution of affordable housing units 
within the development, determined in accordance with Section 10.8, 
where apphcable. 

10.7.3 Parking Standards 

a. Parking spaces shall be in accordance with Section 6.4, except for the 
following uses: 



b. Location of Off-Street Parking. 

1) No off-street parking shall be located between the street sideline and 
the front fagade of a building facing a principal or secondary street, 
except as provided in Subsection (2) below. Parking shall be located 
to the rear and side of a building, but not within 20 feet of the front 
facade; or it may be located under a building. Where parking is 
located to the rear of buildings with additional buildings behind, a 
quadrangle effect should be created with parking, landscaping, and 
walkways surrounded by shops, offices, pedestrian activity centers 
and/or residential uses. 

2) The Planning Board may grant a special permit to locate up to 15% of 
the required parking in front of a building facing the street and to 
increase the maximum front yard setback only to the extent required 
to accommodate said parking, provided that the parking is screened 
from pedestrian view with appropriate building elements or 
landscaping features, or a combination thereof. The Planning Board 
may impose conditions on the special permit, such as but not limited 
to requiring additional open space, pedestrian facilities or other on- 
site amenities in order to further the purposes of the NACOD. 

3) A mixed-use building with at-grade housing units shall provide safe, 
convenient access to the off-street parking spaces designated for said 
units, as determined by the Planning Board during Site Plan Review. 

c. All developments shall provide facilities for the parking of bicycles. 



Use 



Number of Parking Spaces 



Multi-family housing 

Studio or 1 -bedroom 

2 bedrooms 

More than 2 bedrooms 

Visitor parking, temporary 

parking and loading areas 



1 space per unit 
1.5 spaces per unit 

2 spaces per unit 
Total number of parking 
spaces required to serve the 
multi-family units, multiplied 
by 1.15 

1 space per 300 square feet of 
gross floor area 



Retail store 



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10.7.4 NACOD Design Standards. Site design standards shall be in accordance 
with Section 6.4.4 except where modified below. As part of Site Plan 
Review, applicants seeking to develop property pursuant to this Section 10 
shall submit to the Planning Board text narrative, plans, elevations, and/or 
section drawings that address the following standards. 

a. Minimum Requirements - Business uses and mixed-use developments 
shall comply with the following unless the applicant demonstrates to the 
Planning Board's satisfaction that compliance with a particular standard 
is infeasible due to a physical or other obstruction on the lot: 

1) Building placement and Form - At least 60 percent of the front side of 
a lot facing any street, measured in percentage of the linear feet of lot 
frontage, shall be occupied by buildings or by a pedestrian plaza 
located within 30 feet of the street sideline. A reduction of this 
requirement may be allowed provided the Planning Board grants a 
special permit for alternative design features that are consistent with 
the purposes of this Section 10. 

2) Orientation - Buildings shall be oriented parallel with the front 
setback line to establish and preserve a consistent building line, with 
primary entrances oriented toward the street. The main business 
entrance to each ground floor business shall be accentuated by larger 
doors, signs, canopy, or similar means. 

3) Window Treatments - On the ground level portion of the front fagade, 
windows shall comprise at least 20 percent but not larger than 80 
percent of the facade surface. Ground floor display windows shall be 
framed on all sides by the surrounding wall. They shall be 
highlighted with frames, lintels and sills or equivalent trim features, 
or may instead be recessed into the wall or projected from the wall. 

4) Articulation - Large expanses of blank walls are prohibited. A single 
building with a width of more than 60 feet facing the street shall be 
divided visually into sub-elements which, where appropriate, express 
the functional diversity within the building. Major articulations shall 
be spaced no farther apart than 25% of the building length at street 
level. 

5) Garages - Garage doors or loading docks are prohibited in the front 
fagade of any business, mixed-use or multi-family building facing the 
street. 

6) Rooflines and Roof Features - A flat or nearly flat roof is generally 
prohibited on any building facing the street. However, the Planning 
Board may grant a special permit to authorize a flat-roof design, 
provided that the flat roof structure is capped by an articulated 
parapet design that acts as a structural expression of the building 
facade and its materials, visible from all sides of the building, or the 
flat roof structure is a green roof system with green roof plants suited 
for the local climate. For other buildings, roofs shall, at a minimum, 
have articulated parapets concealing flat roofs and rooftop 
equipment, (such as HVAC units) which are visible from adjoining 
streets or properties. Parapets or facades shall be designed to give 
the appearance of three or more roof slope planes. 

7) Cxirb Cuts - Developments shall be designed to minimize the size and 
number of curb cuts. Full- width curb cuts are prohibited. Efficient 
traffic patterns are encouraged to support ingress and egress from 
lots. Curb cuts may not exceed an aggregate of 24 feet for every 100 
feet of frontage. Where the principal street is a state road and the 
state has jurisdiction over curb cut permits, the applicant shaU make 
reasonable efforts to comply with these requirements. 

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8) Utilities - Underground utilities for new and redeveloped buildings 
are required unless physically restricted or blocked by existing 
underground obstructions. 

9) Landscaped Buffer - Any development on a lot abutting a Residential 
District shall provide a landscaped buffer unless the lot is located 
adjacent to a railroad right-of-way or a public park. The landscaping 
shall include at least one shade tree or two ornamental trees and five 
shrubs for each 30 feet in length of the buffer, planted within 15 feet 
of the property line abutting the Residential District. A minimum of 
one-third of the trees and shrubs must be evergreen. Plantings need 
not be evenly spaced. As part of Site Plan Review, the Planning 
Board may approve an alternative landscaping plan that results in 
equal or greater screening to abutting residential properties, in the 
opinion of the Planning Board. 

10) Outdoor Storage - Outdoor storage, trash collection or compaction, 
loading, or other such uses are prohibited within 50 feet of any pubUc 
or private street, public sidewalk, or internal pedestrian way unless 
specifically approved by the Planning Board during Site Plan Review. 

11) Walkways - If no pubhc sidewalk exists across the frontage of the lot, 
a paved sidewalk of at least eight feet in width shall be provided 
within the front yard setback. To the maximum extent possible, the 
sidewalk shall be designed to create a continuous pedestrian walkway 
with abutting properties. Developments in the NACOD shall also 
provide walkways connecting buildings to buildings, buildings to 
streets, and buildings to sidewalks with minimal interruption by 
driveways. Parking lot aisles along with access and interior 
driveways shall not be counted as walkways. Wherever feasible, 
walkways shoxild provide some degree of enclosure achieved through 
the use of building fronts, trees, low hedges, arcades, trellised walks, 
or other means in order to positively define its space. 

12) Water Conservation - Landscaping shall be comprised primarily of 
non-invasive, drought-resistant plantings that include trees, flowers, 
shrubs, succulents and ornamental grasses. High-water use turf 
shall not exceed 20% of all landscaped areas or open space on the site. 
Outdoor watering may be achieved by drip irrigation or low-energy 
spray irrigation, or another water-conserving irrigation system 
deemed comparable in the opinion of the Planning Board. AU outdoor 
irrigation systems shall be served by a private water supply. 
Rainwater harvesting systems are encouraged where feasible. 

b. Minimum Requirements for Multi-Family Housing. Multi-family housing 
not part of a mixed-use development or in a detached horizontal mixed- 
use development shall comply with (4) through (12) of Subsection (a) 
above. 

c. Preferred Design Standards - The following standards are voluntary but 
strongly encouraged. The degree to which the applicant incorporates 
these standards in the design of a mixed-use development shall be 
considered by the Planning Board in its Site Plan determination under 
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1) Context, layout and themes. 



A) The site layout should be compact and pedestrian-oriented, with 
sidewalks separated from vehicular traffic by shade trees and 
shrubs, and buildings that reflect both traditional and modern 
interpretations of vernacular New England architecture in order 
to promote neighborhood scale and character, including building 
materials, massing, density, scale and rooflines. 

B) The front yard area should provide pedestrian amenities, such as 
an accessible patio or sitting plaza, and a continuous landscaped 
edge to the property in question, except for points of entry and 
exit. Visual relief from buildings and hard materials should be 
accomplished with landscape treatments such as shrubs, trees, 
flower boxes and other greenery around buildings or in recessed 
places. 

C) A development should be designed to enhance the natural 
environment by preserving mature trees where they exist, 
reducing the volume of earth materials cut or filled, reducing soil 
erosion during and after construction and reducing the extent of 
alteration in the amount, timing and location of storm water 
runoff from the site. 

2) Building Design Principles. All buildings should: 

A) Have a vertical orientation, meaning that (1) the building 
actually has a greater height than width, or (2) the facades and 
roof lines of the building are designed to reduce massing and bulk 
so that it appears as a group of smaller masses with a distinct 
vertical orientation. 

B) Provide continuous visual interest from a pedestrian's point of 
view, emphasizing such design features as bay windows, recessed 
doorways, pilasters, columns, horizontal and vertical offsets, 
material and color variations, decorative cornices, awnings or 
canopies. Windows, entrances, trim, shutters and other details, 
and proportionality of these features, create a rhythm that will 
accomplish the objectives for the NACOD pursuant to this Section 
10. Buildings should contribute to a sense of continuity and 
coherence for all who visit, shop or work there. In general, 
architectural diversity is encouraged as long as individual design 
solutions are compatible with the purposes of the district as a 
compact, mixed-use area with a strong visual definition. 

C) Avoid unarticulated and monotonous building facades and 
window placements, regular spacings, and building placements 
that will be viewed from the street as continuous walls. 

D) Provide human-scale features, especially for pedestrians and at 
lower levels and from a pedestrian viewing distance. 

E) Face the street or interior access road that serves them. They 
may be oriented around a courtyard or respond in design to a 
prominent feature, such as a corner location. Buildings and site 
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3) Exterior materials - Exterior materials may include painted 
clapboard, wood shingles, brick or materials of comparable 
appearance, subject to approval by the Planning Board. Neutral or 
earth-tone colors are appropriate, but brighter colors may be applied 
to building trim with approval of the Planning Board. Variation in 
appropriate materials, colors and textures is encouraged. 

4) Access and egress - Wherever feasible, access to lots in the NACOD 
shall be provided through one of the following methods: 

A) A cul-de-sac or loop road or common driveway shared by adjacent 
lots or premises; 

B) Joint and cross access between the lot and adjacent uses; 

C) An existing side or rear street. 

10.8. Affordable Housing Regulations. 

Where authorized by a special permit issued by the Planning Board pursuant to this 
Section 10 authorizing an increase in the otherwise permissible density of population 
or intensity of a particular use in the proposed development, a mixed-use 
development that includes residential uses, or a multi-family development, shall 
provide affordable housing in accordance with the following regulations. 

10.8.1 General. 

a. Affordable units shall be affordable to and occupied by low or moderate- 
income households, i.e., a household with income at or below 80% of area 
median income (AMI), adjusted for household size, for the metropoUtan 
area that includes the Town of Wilmington, as determined by the United 
States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

b. Affordable units shall meet the requirements of the Department of 
Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Local Initiative Program 
(LIP) for inclusion on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

10.8.2 Minimum Inclusionary Requirements. 

a. At least 10% of the multi-family housing units shall be affordable in 
accordance with this section. The maximum affordable purchase price 
shall be determined in accordance with the Planning Board's NACOD 
Rules and Regulations and LIP Guidelines in effect when the regulatory 
agreement is executed. 

1) A development that includes more than five affordable units shall 
provide a continuum of affordability, with units priced for households 
between 65% and 80% AMI, such that on average, the household 
income used to calculate maximum affordable purchase prices shall 
not exceed 70% AMI. 

2) A development that includes more than five affordable rental units 
shall provide a continuum of affordability, with units priced for 
households between 50% and 80% AMI, such that on average, the 
household income used to calculate maximum affordable purchase 
prices shall not exceed 65% AMI. 

3) In a development with a combination of affordable and rental units, 
the sum of the affordable units shall not be less than 15% of the total 
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b. Where the requirements of this Section result in a fraction of a dwelhng 
unit, the fraction shall be rounded to the nearest whole number. 

10.8.3 Development Requirements. 

a. Location of Affordable Units - The affordable units shall be dispersed 
throughout the floors and buildings, such that no single building or floor 
therein has a disproportionate percentage of affordable units. 

b. Comparable Units - The affordable units shall be comparable to market- 
rate units in exterior building materials and finishes; overall construction 
quality; and energy efficiency, including mechanical equipment and 
plumbing, insulation, windows, and heating and coohng systems. The 
affordable units may differ from market-rate units in gross floor area, 
provided the bedroom mix in the affordable units is generally 
proportional to the bedroom mix in market-rate units. 

c. Marketing — For the affordable units, the selection of eligible purchasers 
or renters shall be carried out under an affirmative marketing plan 
approved by the Director of Planning and Conservation. The affirmative 
marketing plan shall describe how the applicant will accommodate local 
preference requirements, if any, established by the town. 

10.8.4 Preservation of Affordability. 

a. No building permit shall be issued until a regulatory agreement or other 
form of affordable housing restriction has been recorded at the Registry of 
Deeds, executed by the applicant, the town and DHCD, where applicable, 
to restrict sale, rental and occupancy of affordable housing units to low or 
moderate-income households and to provide for administration, 
monitoring and enforcement of the agreement during the term of 
affordability. The regulatory agreement shall run with the land in 
perpetuity or for the maximum period of time allowed by law, and shall 
be enforceable under the provisions of G.L. c.l84. Sections 26 or 31-32. 

b. The applicant shall be responsible for preparing and complying with any 
documentation that may be required by DHCD to qualify the affordable 
units for listing on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

c. The applicant shall be responsible for preparing a monitoring and 
enforcement plan acceptable to the Planning Board and providing the 
funds necessary for an independent monitoring agent to carry out the 
approved plan on behalf of the town. 

d. The Planning Department shall not sign off on a Certificate of Occupancy 
for an affordable homeownership unit until the applicant submits 
documentation that an affordable housing deed rider previously approved 
by the Director of Planning and Conservation has been executed by the 
applicant/seller and the affordable unit homebuyer and recorded at the 
Registry of Deeds. 

10.9. Planning Board NACOD Rules and Regulations. The Planning Board may 
adopt rules and regulations not inconsistent with this Section, following a 
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10. 10. Severability - In the event that one or more of the provisions of this section are 
determined to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction 
then the illegality or unenforceability of any such provision shall not affect 
the validity of any other provision of this section which remains in full force 
and effect. 

and by amending Section 1.3, Definitions to add the following definitions in the proper 
alphabetical location: 

Section 1.3, Definitions. 

Affordable Housing Restriction: A right, either in perpetuity or for a specified number of 
years, whether or not stated in the form of a restriction, easement, covenant or condition in 
any deed, mortgage, will, agreement, or other instrument executed by or on behalf of the 
owner of the land appropriate to (a) limiting the use of all or part of the land to occupancy by 
persons, or families of low or moderate income in either rental housing or other housing (b) 
restricting the resale price of all or part of the property in order to assure its affordability by 
future low and moderate income purchasers or (c) in any way limiting or restricting the use 
of enjoyment of all or any portion of the land for the purpose of encouraging or assuring 
creation or retention of rental and other housing for occupancy by low and moderate income 
persons and families. 

Affordable Housing Unit: A dwelling unit that is affordable to and occupied by a low or 
moderate-income household and meets the requirements of the Local Initiative Program 
(LIP) for inclusion on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

Area Median Income (AMI): The median family income for the metropolitan area that 
includes the Town of Wilmington, as defined in the annual schedule of low and moderate- 
income limits published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and 
adjusted for household size. 

Local Initiative Program: A program administered by the Massachusetts Department of 
Housing and Community Development (DHCD) pursuant to 760 CMR 45.00 to develop and 
implement local housing initiatives that produce affordable housing. 

Low or Moderate-Income Household: A household with income at or below 80% of area 
median income, adjusted for household size, for the metropolitan area that includes the 
Town of Wilmington. In a development with affordable housing units, eligible low or 
moderate-income household means the household that purchases or rents an affordable 
housing unit as its principal residence. 

Market-Rate Housing: In a development with affordable housing, market-rate housing 
means all units other than the affordable housing units as defined in this section. 

Maximum Affordable Purchase Price or Rent: For homeownership units, a purchase price 
that IS affordable to a low or moderate-income household paying not more than 30% of gross 
monthly income for a mortgage payment, property taxes, insurance and condominium fees 
where applicable; and for rental units, a monthly rent that is affordable to a low or moderate- 
income household paying no more than 30% of its gross monthly income for rent and utilities. 
The household income used to compute the maximum affordable purchase price or rent shall 
be adjusted for household size, considering the household size for which a proposed 
affordable unit would be suitable under guidelines of the Local Initiative Program or, where 
no such guidelines exist, under regulations adopted by the Planning Board. 

Subsidized Housing Inventory: The Department of Housing and Community Development 
Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. 

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Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. The Planning Board recommends approval of 
establishing a Neighborhood Activity Center Overlay District as recommended in the Master Plan. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sorrentino, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington opposed 
the Zoning By-law and Associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington to amend the 
existing provision, Administration and Enforcement from Section 10 to Section 1 1 and by 
adopting a new Section 10 Neighborhood Activitv Center Overlav District as printed in the 
Warrant, with the following exception: 

10.6.1 - Minimum Yard Setbacks: Side (feet) 15. 

Insert the next line following: Side abutting a Residential District (feet): 30 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to request the State 
Legislature to authorize Darryl Sencabaugh be allowed to have his test results for the Massachusetts 
Fire Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2006) be allowed for any employment consideration as a fire 
fighter in the Town of Wilmington. Notwithstanding the provisions of the general laws, rules or 
regulations to the contrary regulating age of applicants for appointment as a fire fighter in the said 
town and provided he meets all other requirements, he shall be eligible for certification and 
appointment to the Fire Department of Wilmington subject to the appointment of the appointing 
authority; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Sencabaugh, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
219 in favor, 1 opposed that the Board of Selectmen request the State Legislature to 
authorize Daryl Sencabaugh be allowed to have his test results for the Massachusetts Fire 
Fighters Civil Service Exam (April 2006) be allowed for employment consideration as a fire 
fighter in the Town of Wilmington. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised as follows: (proposed changes are in italics) 

CHAPTER 2 TOWN MEETINGS 

Section 1. The Annual Town Meeting for the election of Town Officers shall be held on the 4"* 
Saturday in April of each year. 

Section 2. No change 

Section 3. All matters to be considered under the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, except the 
election and determination of such matters as are required by law to be elected or determined by 
ballot, shall be considered at the adjournment of such meeting, to be held at ten-thirty a.m. on the 
Saturday following the Election of Town Officers in the year for which the warrant is drawn. The 
warrant for every Annual Town Meeting shall contain a statement by which the meeting is 
adjourned to such time for such purpose; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Hooper, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised 
as follows: ' 

Section 1. The Annual Town Meeting for the election of Town Officers shall be held on the 
4*'' Saturday in April of each year. 



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Section 2. No change. 



Section 3. All matters to be considered under the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, 
except the election and determination of such matters as are required by law to be elected or 
determined by ballot, shall be considered at the adjournment of such meeting, to be held at 
ten-thirty a.m. on the Saturday following the Election of Town Officers in the year for which 
the warrant is drawn. The warrant for every Annual Town Meeting shall contain a 
statement by which the meeting is adjourned to such time for such purpose. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the town will vote to amend and revise G. L. Chapter 40, Section 8C, Article 
37 accepted and dated March 14, 1964 of the Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington that reads as follows: 

Section SC. Term Limits. To see if the town will accept the provisions of G. L. Chapter 40, Section 
SC. providing for the appointment of a Conservation Commission, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Motion: On motion of Mr. locco, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington by vote 
of the majority defeated Ai'ticle 28. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the town will vote to amend and revise Chapter 592, Section 12(a), Powers 
and Duties of Manager, on page 43 of the present Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington that reads as follows: 

Section 12(a). Powers and Duties of Manager. "He shall supervise and direct the administration of 
all departments, commissions, boards and offices except those mentioned in section two, three and 
four, and shall appoint and may, subject to the provisions of Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws 
where applicable, remove the Cemetery Commissioners, Water Commissioners, Board of Health, 
Board of Public Welfare, Planning Board, Library Trustees, Trustees of Trust Funds, a Town 
Collector, a Town Clerk, a Town Treasurer who may also act as Town Collector, a Board of Assessors 
of three members as hereinafter provided, a Superintendent of Streets, the Chief of Police and police 
officers, the Chief and members of the Fire Department, and such other officers and employees 
including school janitors, as may be necessary to carry out the powers and duties imposed upon him 
or upon the town either by this act, or by other provisions of law. Officers and employees not Subject 
to Chapter thirty-one of the General Laws shall not be removed by the Town Manager except on ten 
days' notice in writing, setting forth the cause of such removal." 

Delete the sentence that reads, "He shall supervise and direct the administration of all departments, 
commissions, boards and offices except those mentioned in section two, three and four . . ." and 
replace it with "He shall supervise and direct the administration of all departments, commissions 
with the exception of the Conservation Commission, boards and offices except those mentioned in 
section two, three and four ..." or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 
Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. locco, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington defeated 
Article 29 to eliminate the Town Manager's responsibility of appointing the Conservation 
Commission members which was approved on July 5, 1950 and is contained within the body 
of the Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington. The 
antiquated process would be replaced by an updated and more Democratic approach to the 
system, where the Conservation Commission members are appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen vote, which is a more equitable representation of the Town of Wilmington 
residents. 



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ARTICLE 30. To see if the town will vote to repeal the Wilmington Conservation Commission 
Policies as listed below; 

Wilmington Conservation Commission - Policies (Revised December, 1999) 

1. A Notice of Intent is strongly recommended if hmit of work is within fifty feet (50') of wetlands 
for new construction. 

2. The Conservation Commission seeks to maintain a 15 foot (15') strip of continuous undisturbed 
vegetative cover extending from the wetland resource areas (with the exception of lands subject 
to flooding and riverfront zone). The Conservation Commission also seeks to maintain a 25 foot 
setback for all structures (buildings, decks, pools, etc.) associated with single-family residential 
buildings extending from the wetland resource area (with the exception of land subject to 
flooding). These setbacks are necessary to protect the resource areas from incremental, but 
continuous, alteration. For proposals (such as additions, sheds, decks or pools) involving existing 
buildings not under a current Order of Conditions or perpetual conditions on a Certificate of 
Compliance, maximum feasible compliance with this policy is expected. New proposals, and 
proposals for properties with existing or continuing conditions related to setbacks are expected to 
comply with this policy. Proposals which call for wetland filling, or smaller setbacks than 
outlined in this policy, must be shown to be unavoidable. The Conservation Commission 
reserves the right to require applicants to reconfigure, resize, or relocate a proposal to comply 
with this policy. 

3. The Conservation Commission seeks to maintain a 50 foot (50') setback for new commercial or 
multi-family structures from the edge of bordering vegetated wetlands. 

4. Septic system approval is required prior to issuance of an Order of Conditions or Determination 
of Applicability unless the system is beyond the buffer zone of resource area. 

5. 2:1 replication is required for any alteration of wetland areas. 

6. For minor projects such as free-standing sheds or above-ground pools a minimum of 50 feet (50') 
from the wetland area, the applicant may precede with the project at his/her own risk subject to 
the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability and the approval of the Conservation 
Agent. If such project is on existing lawn area, a filing may not be required (see MA DEP Buffer 
Zone Policy 99-1). 

7. The Commission will not act on substantial new information submitted at a Commission meeting 
as the Conservation Agent and any other appropriate town staff will not have had the 
opportunity for review. 

8. For all new house construction within 100 feet (100') of wetlands, or in any resource area, all 
rooftop runoff shall be directed to dry wells or infiltrators unless the applicant can demonstrate 
that all rooftop runoff will otherwise be infiltrated on-site. Evidence shall include grading plans, 
soil percolation data and details of alternative methodology for achieving 100% infiltration of roof 
runoff. Roof runoff directed to sidewalks and/or driveways does not meet the infiltration 
requirement unless this runoff is routed to an infiltration system. 

9. De-watering operations shall make use of settling basins and/or filters to remove silt and 
sediment before release into resource areas. Due to the likelihood of additional silt accumulation 
while traveling within the drainage system, de-watering into catch basins shall not be allowed. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. locco, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington defeated 
Article 30. 



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ARTICLE 31. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an agreement, the 
terms of which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of, all or 
part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town Manager that 
the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of 
the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and other applicable law: The 
parcel located on Garfield Avenue, described in the Assessor's records as Map 7, Parcel 110; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Both the Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article subject to 
being declared town surplus land. 



MOTION: On motion of Ms. Tompkins, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
unanimously to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement, the terms of 
which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to see, convey or otherwise dispose of, all or 
part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town 
Manager that the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with 
Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised 
and other applicable law: The parcel located on Garfield Avenue, described in the Assessor's 
records as Map 7, Parcel 110. Assessed value: $38,000. 



ARTICLE 32. To see if the town will vote to remove certain restrictions as contained in two deeds 
from the Town of Wilmington to Forrest N. Dame dated December 15, 1980 and recorded at the 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 2467, Page 452 and dated May 29, 1973 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 2072, Page 280, and to further 
all the town to establish a price relative to the removal of said restrictions. The above-referenced 
properties are more particularly described as follows: 



Parcel 1: The land in Wilmington, bounded and described as follows: 

NORTHERLY by Scigliano Street, 200 feet; 

EASTERLY by Ogunquit Road, 50 feet; 

SOUTHERLY by Lots 41 and 92, 200 feet; 

WESTERLY by Blackstone Street, 50 feet. 

Containing 10,000 square feet. 



Being shown as Lots 42, 43, 90, and 91 on a plan entitled "Plan of Lots at Central Park, Wilmington, 
Mass., April 1908, Scale 80 feet to an inch, James Adam C. E., Old South Building, Boston, MA," 
which Plan is recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Plan Book 25, Page 39. 



Parcel 2: 



A certain parcel of land on the westerly side of Hanover Road, being shown as Lots 94 through 99 
inclusive, on "Plan of Lots in Wilmington, Mass., dated April 1908, James Adam, C.E.", which Plan is 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Plan Book 25, Page 39, together 
bounded and described as follows: 



NORTHEASTERLY by Hanover Road, one hundred fifty (150) feet; 

SOUTHEASTERLY by Lot 93, as shown on said plan, one hundred (100) feet; 

SOUTHWESTERLY by Lots 39, 38, 37, 36, 35 and 34 as shown on said plan, one hundred fifty 

(150) feet; and 

NORTHWESTERLY by property now or formerly owned by Allen, one hundred (100) feet. 



Together containing 15,000 square feet, more of less. Be all measurements more or less or however 
otherwise bounded and described on said plan. 



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The above-referenced parcels 1 and 2 are a portion of Lots 84 and 85 as shown on the Town of 
Wilmington Assessor's Map 50; or take any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and the Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. The 
Planning Board recommends approval of removing the restriction as the lots created will be 
conforming. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to authorize the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen to remove certain restrictions as contained in the deeds from the Town of 
Wilmington recorded to Forest N. Dame dated December 15, 1980 and recorded in Middlesex 
North District Registry of Deeds at Book 2467, Page 452 and dated May 29, 1973 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 2072, Page 280, and to further 
establish a price relative to the removal of said restrictions. The references are described 
above. Assessed value $198,000. 



ARTICLE 33. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an agreement, the 
terms of which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of, all or 
part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town Manager that 
the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of 
the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and other applicable law. The 
parcel located on Everett Avenue, described in the Assessor's records as Map 55, Parcel 83; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article if declared 
surplus by the Town Manager. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to authorize the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen enter into an agreement, the terms of which shall be as determined by the 
Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of, all or part of the following parcel located on 
Everett Avenue, described in Assessor's records as Map 55, Parcel 83. Assessed value at 
$150,000. 



ARTICLE 34. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map 
of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the 
following described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon, situated at 5 Factory Road in 
Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and being shown as Lots 46A and 46B on a plan of 94 
lots of land, belonging to New City of Wilmington on the Boston & Lowell Railroad belong to Daniel 
Ayer and surveyed by J. G. Chase and G.W. Butterfield, Engineers, said plan being recorded in the 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Book of Plans 5, Plan 4 of the Southern Copies, and 
being bounded and described as follows: 



NORTHEASTERLY by Factory Street, two hundred seventy-five (275) feet; 

SOUTHEASTERLY by Manufacturers Street, one hundred (100) feet; 

SOUTHWESTERLY by Lot 45B, three hundred twenty-five and 75/100 (325.75) feet; and 

NORTHWESTERLY by Lots 50A and 50B two hundred seventy-nine and 50/100 (279.50) feet. 

Containing in all, according to said plan, fifty-one thousand, six hundred and seventy-two (51,672) 
square feet. 

For Petitioner's title to Lot 46A, see Deed of Charles C. Clapp to Daniel B. Halliday and Dorothy 
Halliday dated April 20, 1972 and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in 
Book 2006, Page 109. For Petitioner's title to Lot 46B, see Deed of Daniel B. Halliday and Dorothy 
Halliday dated December 12, 1989 and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds at Book 
5094, Page 73. 



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The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 4C and 4D on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's 
Map 27: or take any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to the petitioned article by Mr. Halliday for the rezoning from Residential 60 
(R60) to Residential 20 (R20) on the property at 5 Factory Road, Wilmington. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map 
of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 20 (R20) and Residential 60 (R60) to 
General Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts with the building thereon being shown 
as Lot 5-B on a "Plan of Land in Wilmington drawn for James L. and Mary S. McLaughlin, dated 
March 14, 1960." recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 93, Plan 5, 
and being thus bounded: 

NORTHEASTERLY by Shawsheen Avenue, on said plan, 1 17 feet; 

SOUTHEASTERLY by Lot 5-A on said plan, 295.62 feet; 

SOUTHWESTERLY by land now or formerly of Simpson on said plan, 96.68 feet 

NORTHWESTERLY by Lots 6 and 5-C on said plan, 296.45 feet. 

Containing 30,515 square feet, more or less, according to said plan. 

For petitioner's title to said property see Deed of Michael G. Castellano dated May 14, 2004 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 17336, Page 168. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 8C on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map 22; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. West, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative to move the question. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Castellano, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
147 in favor, 68 opposed to approve by the necessary two-thirds vote the following motion to 
rezone: 

To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Residential 20 (R20) and Residential 60 (R60) 
to General Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts with the building thereon being 
shown as Lot 5-B on a "Plan of Land in Wilmington drawn for James L. and Mary S. 
McLaughlin, dated March 14, 1960," recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Plan Book 93, Plan 5, and being thus bounded: 



NORTHEASTERLY 
SOUTHEASTERLY 
SOUTHWESTERLY 
NORTHWESTERLY 



by Shawsheen Avenue, on said plan, 117 feet; 
by Lot 5-A on said plan, 295.62 feet; 

by land now or formerly of Simpson on said plan, 96.68 feet 
by Lots 6 and 5-C on said plan, 296.45 feet. 



Containing 30,515 square feet, more or less, according to said plan. 



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For petitioner's title to said property see Deed of Michael G. Castellano dated May 14, 2004 
and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 17336, Page 168. 



The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 8C on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's 
Map 22. 



After lengthy discussion, a vote to reconsider was requested by Mr. West, and duly seconded. 
The vote to reconsider failed by majority vote of the Town of Wilmington. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map 
of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business (NB) to General 
Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land with the buildings thereon, situated in Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts 
and being shown as Lot 5-C on a "Plan of Land in Wilmington, drawn for James L. McLaughlin and 
Mary S. McLaughlin, dated March 14, 1960," recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Plan Book 93, Plan 5, bounded: 



Containing 20,585 square feet, more or less, as shown on said plan. 

For petitioner's title to said property see Deed of Michael G. Castellano dated May 14, 2004 and 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 17336, Page 107. 

The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 8 on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map 22; or 
take any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Castellano, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington by a two-thirds 
vote 152 in favor, 59 opposed to the following rezoning article: 

To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the 
Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business (NB) to General 
Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land with the buildings thereon, situated in Wilmington, County of Middlesex, 
Massachusetts and being shown as Lot 5-C on a "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Drawn for 
James L. McLaughlin and Mary S. McLaughlin, dated March 14, 1960," recorded with 
Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 93, Plan 5, bounded: 



NORTHWESTERLY 
SOUTHWESTERLY 
SOUTHEASTERLY 



NORTHEASTERLY 
NORTHERLY 



by Shawsheen Avenue, 87.67; 

by a curved line marking the intersection of Shawsheen Avenue and 

Hopkins Street, 45.34 feet; 

by Hopkins Street, 166.65 feet; 

by Lot 6 as shown on said plan, 113.45 feet; and 

by Lot 5-B on said plan, 196.45 feet. 



NORTHEASTERLY 
NORTHERLY 



by Shawsheen Avenue, 87.67; 

by a curved line marking the intersection of 

Shawsheen Avenue and Hopkins Street, 45.34 feet; 

by Hopkins Street, 166.65 feet; 

by Lot 6 as shown on said plan, 113.45 feet; and 

by Lot 5-B on said plan, 196.45 feet. 



NORTHWESTERLY 
SOUTHWESTERLY 
SOUTHEASTERLY 



Containing 20,585 square feet, more or less, as shown on said plan. 



For petitioner's title to said property see Deed of Michael G. Castellano dated May 14, 2004 
and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds at Book 17336, Page 107. 



The above-referenced parcel is shown as Parcel 8 on the Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map 22. 



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ARTICLE 37. To see if the town will vote to amend the Wilmington Zoning Map and associated 
Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone Residence 20 (R-20) to Residence 10 
(R-10) and amend the delineation of the zoning boundary for the following parcels of land located at 
28. 30. 32. 34. 36 and 38 Glen Road and described parcels of land as listed on the Assessor's Records 
as Map 66, Parcels 20, 21, 21 A, 22, 23 and 24 to make these parcels conforming to the area 
requirements for these parcels; or take any other action related thereto. 

The Finance Committee and Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Ms. Holland, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to amend the Wilmington Zoning Map by rezoning Residence 20 (R20) to 
Residence 10 (RIO) as described above in Article 37. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the town will vote to rezone the property at 36 Middlesex Avenue, being Map 
42, Parcel 33A from CB to NB; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted to pass 
over Article 38. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the town will vote to allow a Special Permit for seating at Thai Express, 101 
Main Street; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted to pass 
over Article 39. 

With all business being concluded, the Town Meeting for Saturday, April 22, 2006 adjourned at 7:15 
p.m. 357 registered voters attended. 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2006 



Total 



Appropriation 


By Transfer 




By Taxation 


$1,005,000 


$1,005,000 






♦ 




TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2007 






Total 








Appropriation 


By Transfer 


By Taxation 


SCHOOL BUDGET 


$ 29,159,484 


$ 


$ 29,159,484 


MUNICIPAL BUDGET 


32,061,473 


1,603,624 


30,457,849 


CAPITAL OUTLAY 


576,340 


576,340 





WARRANT ARTICLES 


203,250 


186,000 


17,250 


SUB BUDGET 


62,000,547 


2,365,964 


59,634,583 


STATUTORY CHARGES 


6.052,122 


284,616 


5,767,506 


TOTAL 


$ 68,052,669 


$ 2,650,580 


$ 65,402,089 


CEMETERY SALES 




30,000 




CEMETERY INTEREST 




10,000 




WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 


610,580 




FREE CASH 




1,300,000 




NESWC FUNDS 




700,000 




TOTAL 




$ 2,650,580 





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STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 19, 2 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Primaries to vote at Boutwell School - Precincts 
1 and 2, Wildwood Street School - Precincts 3 and 4 and Town Hall - 121 Glen Road - Precincts 5 
and 6 on Tuesday, the nineteenth day of September, 2006 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the 
following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the candidates of political parties for the following 
officers: 

Representative in Congress 6™ Congressional District 

Councilor 5™ District 

Senator in General Court l^""" Essex & Middlesex 

Representative in General Court 19^'" Middlesex 

Representative in General Court 21^' Middlesex 

Sheriff Northern District 



DEMOCRATIC PARTY 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 2,266 

Write-ins 52 

Blanks 710 

Total 3,028 

GOVERNOR 

Christopher F. Gabrieh 1,042 

Deval L. Patrick 1,000 

Thomas F. Reilly 935 

Write-ins 5 

Blanks 55 

Total 3,037 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 



Deborah B. Goldberg 1,047 

Timothy P. Murray 1,068 

Andrea C. Silbert 618 

Write-ins 6 

Blanks 50 

Total 2,789 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Martha Coakley 2,375 

Write-ins 15 

Blanks 611 

Total 3,001 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

WiUiam F. Galvin 2,274 

John Bonifaz 351 

Write-ins 15 

Blanks 598 

Total 3,238 



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TREASURER 

Timothy P. CahiU 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

Total 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

Total 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6™ DISTRICT) 

John F. Tierney 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

Total 

COUNCILOR (S'h District) 

Mary-Ellen Manning 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

Total 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19™ Middlesex) 

James R. Miceli 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

Total 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (2 1ST Middlesex Precinct 3) 
Charles A. Murphy 
Write-ins 
Blanks 
Total 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Kenneth G. Chase 78 

Kevin P. Scott 132 

Write-ins 

Blanks Q 

Total 210 

GOVERNOR 

Kerry Healey 196 

Write-ins 1 

Blanks 4 

Total 201 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Reed V. Hillman 174 

Write-ins 1 

Blanks 2 

Total 177 



2,256 
14 
968 
3,238 



2,179 
14 
1.045 
3,238 



2,241 
8 

424 
2,673 



1,850 
16 
1.372 
3,238 



2,013 
28 
892 
2,933 



301 
4 

176 
481 



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ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Larry Frisoli 178 

Write-ins 1 

Blanks 58 

Total 237 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6th District) 

Richard W. Barton 158 

Write-ins 7 

Blanks 400 

Total 565 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT QSt ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX) 

Bruce Tarr 187 

Write-ins 395 

Blanks 2.656 

Total 3,238 



The three polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. Wilmington used voting 
equipment called Accuvote for this election. A printed ballot is given to the voter and requires them 
to fill in an oval next to the candidate of their choice. This ballot is then put into an electronic 
tabulator. Special marking pens are provided. 3,238 voters participated in the election. Wilmington 
now has 14,777 registered voters for the primary election and these figures reflect 21% voting. 



STATE ELECTION - NOVEMBER 7, 2006 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in the State Election to vote at Precinct 1 & 2 - 
Boutwell School, Precinct 3 & 4 - Wildwood Street School and Precinct 5 & 6 - Town Hall, 121 Glen 
Road, on the seventh day of November, 2006 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Election for the candidates of political parties for the following 
officers: 



Electors of Senator in Congress Statewide 

Electors of Governor and Lt. Governor Statewide 

Representative in Congress 6'^" Congressional District 

Councilor 5'''" District 

Senator in General Court 1^'^ Essex & Middlesex 

Representative in General Court 19™ Middlesex District 

Representative in General Court 21^' Middlesex District 

Sheriff Middlesex County 



ELECTOR OF SENATOR IN CONGRESS 



Edward M. Kennedy - Democrat 5,355 

Kenneth G. Chase - Republican 3,182 

Others 12 

Blanks 288 

Total 8,837 



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ELECTOR OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Healey, Gov. and Hillman, Lt. - Republican 4,039 

Patrick, Gov. and Murray. Lt. - Democrat 3,859 

Mihos, Gov. and Sullivan. Lt. - Unenrolled 717 

Ross. Gov. and Robinson. Lt. - Green-Rainbow 160 

Blanks 62 

Total 8,837 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Martha Coakley - Democrat 5,936 

Larry Frisoli - Republican 2,602 

Others 1 

Blanks 298 

Total 8,837 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

Wilham F. Galvin - Democrat 6,740 

Jill E. Stein - Green-Rainbow 1,164 

Others 178 

Blanks 755 

Total 8,837 

TREASURER 

Timothy P. Cahill - Democrat - 6,575 

James O'Keefe - Green-Rainbow 1,206 

Others 15 

Blanks 1.038 

Total 8,837 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci - Democrat 6,157 

Rank Wilson - Unenrolled 1,537 

Others . 15 

Blanks 8,837 
Total 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6^^ Congressional District) 

John F. Tierney - Democrat 5,768 

Richard W. Barton - Republican 2,553 

Others 5 

Blanks 511 

Total 8,837 

COUNCILOR (5th District) 

Mary-Ellen Manning - Democrat 4,776 

Timothy P. Houten 2,602 

Others 9 

Blanks 1.450 

Total 8,837 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1"^ Essex & Middlesex) 

Bruce E. Tarr - Republican 6,442 

Others 59 

Blanks 2.236 

Total 8,837 



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DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Northern District) 

Gerard T. Leone, Jr. - Democrat . 6,270 

Others 50 

Blanks 2.517 

Total 8,837 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19TH Middlesex-Prec.l. 2. 4-6) 

James R. Miceli - Democrat 6,284 

Others 72 

Blanks 1.228 

Total 7,336 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (21St Middlesex-Precinct 3) 

Charles A. Murphy - Democrat 1, 100 

Others 14 

Blanks 387 

Total 1,501 

CLERK OF COURTS (Middlesex County) 

Michael A. Sullivan - Democrat 6,354 

Others 53 

Blanks 2,340 

Total 8,837 

REGISTER OF DEEDS (Middlesex Northern District) 

Richard P. Howe, Jr. - Democrat 6,300 

Others 41 

Blanks 2.496 

Total 8,837 

QUESTION ONE: FOOD STORES TO SELL WINE 

Yes 3,522 

No 4,972 

Others 

Blanks 343 

Total 8,837 

QUESTION TWO: PROVIDE VOTERS WITH MORE BALLOT CHOICES 

Yes 2,363 

No 5,655 

Blanks 809 

Total 8,837 

QUESTION THREE: FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS 

Yes 3,295 

No 4,776 

Blank 766 

Total 8,837 



The three polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. The election was an 
extremely busy day; 11,286 of our registered voters came to the polls. This represents 75% of our 
15,048 registered voters. Despite the fact that we had new voting procedures, the day went very 
smoothly. Thanks to all the people who assisted. the Town Clerk in the voting process. My office 
staff, Carolyn Kenney and Phyllis Vieira, our wonderful election workers, the Board of Registrars, 
Town Manager, Town Hall staff. Department of Public Buildings, Department of Public Works, 
Police Department, School Department and our local Post Office. 



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Directory of Officials - Janiaary 1, 2007 



Board of Selectmen 



Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Michael J. Newhouse 
Michael V. McCoy 
Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 



2008 
2007 
2007 
2008 
2009 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



2009 



School Committee 



Joan M. Duffy, Chairman 
Margaret A. Kane, Secretary 
Daniel M. Ardito 
Barbara K. Breakey 
Steven J. Higgins 
Suzanne S. Cushing 
Kimberly M. Peterson 



2007 
2007 
2007 
2008 
2008 
2009 
2009 



Superintendent of Schools William H. McAlduff, Jr. 



Finance Committee 



John F. Doherty, III, Chairman 
John M. Walsh, Vice Chairman 
Richard K. Hayden, Secretary 
William A. Cole 
Victoria L. Ellsworth 
Robert P. Palmer 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
William J. Wallace 



2008 
2007 
2009 
2007 
2007 
2008 
2009 
2009 




Town Manager Michael Caira, Schcxjl Superintendent William McAlduff and "Superintendents 
for a Day" Jercmcy Foster and Rachel Lewis. 

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BoardSj Committees & Commissions = Jaouary 1, 2007 



Term 
Expires 



Appeals, Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 2008 

Edward P. Loud 2007 

Robert L. Doucette 2009 

Karl I. Sagal, Associate 2007 

Martha K. Stevenson, Associate 2007 

Daniel J. Veerman, Associate 2007 



Term 
Expires 



Conservation Commission 

Judith A. Waterhouse, Chairman 2007 
Richard J. Patterson, Vice Chairman 2007 

Frank J. Ingram 2007 

Beverly A. Shea 2008 

Thomas Siracusa 2008 

Vincent Licciardi 2009 



Assessors, Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 

By-Law Studv Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Robert J. Cain 

Scott C. Garrant 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Walter J. Kaminski 

M. Ronald Mendes 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Selectman Liaison 

Sharon A. George, Ex-Officio 

Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 

Wayne Aruda 

Donna Gacek 

Neil Elhs 

A. Quincy Vale 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Elizabeth White, Chairperson 2007 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 2009 

Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2007 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2008 

Margaret A. St. Onge 2009 

Cemetery Commission 

Cynthia A. McCue, Chairman 2007 

Marjorie E. MacDonald 2008 

Judith A. Simmons 2009 



Disabilities. Commission on 

PhyUis P. Genetti, Chairman 2008 

Frank A. Botte 2007 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 2007 

George B. O'Connell 2009 
Selectman Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 

John J. King, Chairman 2007 

Rosemary K. Cross, Vice Chairman 2008 

Joseph C. Filipowicz 2007 

Mary Smith 2007 

Charles J. Wayman 2008 

David Landers 2009 

Albert J. LaValle 2009 



Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Michael R. Begonis 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Roger J. Lessard 
Michael Morris 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Daniel W. Paret 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Michael J. Woods 



Health. Board of 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chairman 2008 

Jane A. Williams- Vale, V. Chairman 2009 

James A. Ficociello 2007 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 2008 

Robert R. Butters, Jr. 2007 

Bonny A. Smith 2007 

Gerald R. Duggan 2008 

Julie O'Brien Fennell 2008 

William J. Campbell 2009 

Kathleen Black-Reynolds 2009 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - January 1, 2007 

Term Term 
Expires Expires 



Housing Authoritv 




Permanent Building Committee 




Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 


2008 


Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 


2008 


Marilyn A. Cox 


2007 


Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 


2007 


William G. Hooper, Jr., St. Appt. 


2008 


John C. Hollow ay 


2008 


John P. Goggin 


2011 


Joseph A. Langone 


2009 


Dorothy A. Butler (resigned) 


2010 


Paul J. Melaragni 


2009 



Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2007 

Marilyn A. Cox 2007 

Gregory P. Enckson 2007 

Cynthia A. McCue 2007 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 2007 

Lester E. White 2007 
Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
Suzanne Sullivan, Sel. Liason 

Library Trustees 

Joan S. Grady, Chairman 2009 
Karen E. Campbell, Vice Chairman 2009 

L. Barbara Hooper 2007 

Donald J. Pearson 2007 

James F. Banda 2008 

Eileen L. MacDougall 2008 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Master Plan Committee 

Randi R. Holland, Chairman 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Vice Chairman 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

Raymond G. Forest 

William F. C. Gately 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Arthur Hayden, Sr. 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Sidney R. Kaizer 

Margaret A. Kane 

Vincent Licciardi 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Debra L. Russo 

Karl I. Sagal 

Beverly A. Shea 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Daniel E. Woodbury 

Ann L. Yurek 



Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 2007 

Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 2009 

James F. Banda, Jr. 2008 

Randi R. Holland 2010 

Brian T. Corrigan 2011 

Recreation Commission 

C. Michael Burns, Chairman 2008 

Sheila Burke, Vice Chairman 2009 

Larry G. Noel 2007 

Charles Biondo 2007 

Maribeth Crupi 2009 

Redevelopment Authoritv 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2011 

Edward P. Loud, Sr. 2007 
Jason R. Tildsley ^ 2008 
John Goggin ' 2009 

Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

James M. Gillis, Chairman 2009 

Robert G. Peterson 2007 

Registrars, Board of 

Alice M. Hooper, Chairman 2009 

Barbara J. Buck 2007 

Edward L. Sousa 2008 
Sharon A. George, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 

William H. McAlduff, Jr, Chairman 2008 

Rita Boudreau 2008 

John J. DeMarco 2008 

Carol A. King 2008 

Robert G. Peterson " 2008 



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Boardsj Committees & Commissions = January 1, 2007 



Term 
Expires 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Michael Morris 2009 

Lorraine P. Dineen 2009 

M. Ronald Mendes 2009 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Joseph J. Balliro, Jr., Chairman 2007 

George R. Allan 2008 

Matthew J. Kane 2009 



Wilmington Election 

Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Priscilla R. Ward, Dep. Warden 
Anna Giannotti, Clerk 
Mary Schultz, Deputy Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
PhyUis M. Flaherty, Alternate 
Hazel O'Brien, Alternate 
Joan Mainville, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Patricia McKenna, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Norinne M. Markey, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Janice Quandt, Inspector 
Terri L. Woods, Alternate 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Anna Simmons, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Nita Beals, Dep. Inspector 
Mary Husen, Dep. Clerk 
Maureen Fiorenza, Alternate 
Cynthia McCue, Alternate 
Al Antinarelli, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 
Barbara Forrestall, Alternate 



Term 
Expires 



Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman* 2007 

H. Ehzabeth White, V. Chmn. 2007 

Marguerite Elia 2007 

Barbara Forrestall 2007 

Marjorie Layman 2008 

Linda Molloy 2008 



* Advisory Board Member 

- Term Expires Annually 
Precinct 2 

Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Dep. Clerk 
Helen Brady, Inspector 
Robert J. Sweet, Inspector 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 
Mary Dombrowski, Alternate 

Precinct 4 

Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Marilyn West, Dep. Clerk 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
Phyllis Hailey, Inspector 
Gail Gass, Dep. Inspector 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Denise M. Kearns, Alternate 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Carmela Arzilli, Alternate 
Mary Lunetta, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conlin, Warden 
Donald Armstrong, Dep. Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Inspector 
Jean C. Lefavour, Inspector 
Jean Mazzocca, Dep. Inspector 
Mary F. Kiesinger, Dep. Inspector 
Joanne Roberto, Alternate 
Margaret White, Alternate 
Karen Armata, Alternate 
Mary Larffarello, Alternate 



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Officers and Department Heads - January 1, 2007 



Accountant 


Michael Morris 


694-2029 


Administrative Assistant 


Beverly J. Dalton 


658-3311 


Animal Control/Inspector 


tillen G. Davis Sawyer 


658-7845 


Assistant Town Manager 


T XT A /T T T 11 

Jenrey M. Hull 


658-3311 


Assessor. Principal 


Humphrey J. Moynihan 


658-3675 


Community Development Program Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-9843 


Constable 


Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 


658-6140 


Elderly Services Director 


Theresa Marciello 


657-7595 


Emergency Management Director 


Daniel R. Stewart 


658-3346 


Engineering Director 


Anthony Pronski 


658-4499 


Fire Chief 


Daniel R. Stewart 


658-3346 


Housing Authority Executive Director 


Theresa Georgopoulos 


658-8531 


Inspector of Buildings 


Daniel W. Paret 


658-4531 


Librarian 


Christina A. Stewart 


658-2967 


Mass. Bay Transportation 


Michael V. McCoy 


658-3311 


Authority Advisory Board 






Mass. Water Resource Authority 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Advisory Board 






Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Middlesex Canal Commission 


Betty M. Bigwood 


657-7870 




Michael J. Mclnnis 




Museum Curator 


Theresa McDermott 


658-5475 


Planning/Conservation Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector 


Paul Raffi 


658-4531 


PoHce Chief 


Michael R. Begonis 


658-5071 


Public Buildings Superintendent 


Roger J. Lessard 


658-3017 


Public Health Director 


Gregory P. Erickson 


658-4298 


Public Health Nurse 


Ann V. FitzGerald, R.N. 


694-2041 


Public Works Superintendent 


Donald N. Onusseit 


658-4481 


Reading Municipal Light Dept. 


Roger J. Lessard 


658-3017 


Advisory Board 


A. Quincy Vale 


988-7545 


Recreation Director 


Deborah E. Cipriani 


658-4270 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


James J. Babineau 


(781) 665-8301 


Town Clerk 


Sharon A. George 


658-2030 


Town Counsel 


Paul DeRensis 


(617) 951-2300 


Town Manager 


Michael A. Caira 


658-3311 


Treasurer/Collector 


M. Ronald Mendes 


658-3531 


Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 


Louis Cimaglia, IV 


694-2040 


Water & Sewer Superintendent 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Wiring Inspector 


Frederick Sutter 


658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates-2"'' & 4^^ Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
as the town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the 
Board of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible 
for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to 
operate automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Raymond N. Lepore, Chairman 
Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 
Michael V. McCoy 
Michael J. Newhouse 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 



Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He supervises and directs the 
administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of 
certain boards and commissions; attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of 
Selectmen to advise and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all litigation to which the town is a party; acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer 
of the town; preparation and administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the 
procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrey M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmens' compensation, general 
liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; developing the town's recycling program and insuring 
that the town meets the procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; assists with the preparation 
of the annual budget and provides general assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of 
municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Sharon A. George - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of records and 
documents, the issuance of licenses and the administration of elections. In terms of the town records 
the Clerk records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all 
vital statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's 
office also issues marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk acts as 
supervisor of all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 



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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 



Town Accountant • Michael Morris • 694-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve town funds. The 
department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by the town. The 
Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the town and prepares other financial 
records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office participates in the preparation of the annual 
budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Movnihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes necessary to meet 
appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by 
each taxpayer. The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal 
property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax levy or amount to be raised 
from property taxation and (3) property classification. 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due the town including 
property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This 
department is responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the 
town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as 
custodian of all town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title 
and foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the Treasurer/Collector. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Carole S. Hamilton - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of land use, 
economic development, housing, transportation and other matters related to community 
development; compile and maintain maps, statistics and records related to land use and 
development; review individual proposals for development and for compliance with the subdivision 
regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare applications and administer grants related to planning 
and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and enforcement of the 
Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is 
intended to protect seven public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, 
prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of 
the department's responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure 
their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In addition, the department manages 
several pieces of property throughout town which have been placed into the town's custody as 
conservation land. 

Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, the State Uniform 
Building Code and certain other State codes. This department provides assistance to the Zoning 
Board of Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing 
zoning cases, plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas 
fitting and wiring inspections. 



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Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 



The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include restaurant, 
retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream 
trucks and caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of septic 
systems, septic system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizen complaints 
regarding dumping, air pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department 
provides public nursing services. This includes an annual rabies clinic for dogs and immunization 
for influenza, pneumonia, polio and various other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure 
and cholesterol screenings to town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health care visits 
to elderly residents of the town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 - Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention and extinguishing of 
fires. Members of the department make regular fire safety inspections of nursing homes, places of 
public assembly and schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be 
obtained from the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner installations, 
the storage of flammable liquids such as gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives 
such as dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency medical 
services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as Emergency Medical Technicians are 
assigned as ambulance attendants. Two ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care 
transport. 

Police Chief - Michael R. Begonis - 658-5071 - Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the protection of people and 
property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. The department also enforces 
certain local by-laws and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control 
services are provided through this department. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, water, sewers, 
refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the 
roads, sidewalks, parking areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, 
review of subdivision plans and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & 
Grounds Division is responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and recreation 
areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's public shade and ornamental trees and 
maintenance of the trees on the Town Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible 
for the operation of the town's water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping 
stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic disposal station. These responsibilities 
are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. The department operates two water treatment 
plants in accordance with regulations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal Environmental Agency (EPA). 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for many household 
items, maintains a composting center for grass and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for 
residential solid waste collection. 

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PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 



Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 square feet of building 
space. The department provides custodial services for all school buildings and most of the general 
government buildings. In addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains 
all of the town's municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all town 
elections and the annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderlv Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an individual and group 
basis. Examples of the types of programs include health information, educational classes, meals on 
wheels, recreational activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and Medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The library seeks to provide 
basic educational, informational and recreational library services. Staff provides reference and 
reader services to adults and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilize the tools of library technology to 
provide the means for informational access and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack 
Valley Library Consortium, a thirty-five member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley area. 
This membership allows library patrons to access library resources in each of the twenty-nine 
member towns. 

Recreation Director - Deborah Cipriani - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for children and adults. 
Some of the programs offered through this department include a summer swimming program for 
children, volleyball for adults, the Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for childilen, 
ladies fitness, day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at Halloween and 
a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation Department offers resources for travel such 
as discounts to Walt Disney World. 

Veterans' Agent - Louis Cimaglia. IV - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their 
dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is 
rendered in the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by 
the United States Veterans Administration. 



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BoardSj Committees & Commissions 
Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 


Date 


Room 


Building 


Time 


APPEALS, BOARD OF 


1ST & 3RD Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 


1ST Wednesday 




Arts Center 


7:00 p.m. 


ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 


2ND Thursday 


2 


Town Hall 


9:00 a.m. 


CABLE TV ADVISORY TASK FORCE 


1ST Monday 


CONF 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


CARTER LECTURE FUND 


As Needed 








CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 


As Needed 








COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 


4TH Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


9:30 a.m. 


CONSERVATION COMMISSION 


1ST & 3RD Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 


As Needed 








ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


3RD Thursday 




Sr. Center 


1:30 p.m. 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 


2ND Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


HEALTH, BOARD OF 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:30 p.m. 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 


2ND Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7:30 p.m. 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 


1ST Thursday 




Deming Way 


10:00 a.m. 


HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 


2ND Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


6:00 p.m. 


LIBRARY TRUSTEES 


3RD Tuesday 




Library 


7:00 p.m. 


MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE 


As Needed 


9 


Town Hall 




PERMANENT BUILDING COMM. 


As Needed 




Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


PLANNING BOARD 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:30 p.m. 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


1ST Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


Monthly 




Shaw. Tech. 


7:30 p.m. 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND Monday 


12 


Town Hall 


12:00 p.m. 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND & 4TH Wednesday 


LIB 


High School 


7:00 p.m. 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND & 4TH Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p.m. 


WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 


3RD Thursday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:00 p.m. 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET LOCATION LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 


from Oakndge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


385 


1998 




Adams Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2,915 


1908 




Adelaide Street 


from Chui'ch Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostino Drive 


from Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Agostino Drive 


from Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


580 


1996 




Aldnch Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6,740 


1894 




-Allgrove Lane 


from Woburn Street 


470 


1993 




Allgrove Lane 


from Allgrove Lane to dead-end 


430 


1996 




Allenhurst Way 


from Woburn Street 


1,161 


1994 




Allen Park Drive 


from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2,319 


1971 


1984 


Amherst Road 


from Shawsheen Ave. to end of cul-de-sac 


1,500 


1996 




Andover Street 


from Salem Street 


180 


1894 




Andover Street 


from Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11,300 


1894 


1970 


Andrew Street 


from Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


435 


1985 




r^li LilUll V rWtJXl Uc 


IX Ulll OdltJUU OtXcct LU V^d tXicl XHc /Wt;llU,c 


oKjyj 


1 Odd 




Apache Way 


from Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1,675 


1998 




Apollo Drive 


from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Appletree Lane 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


994 


1990 




Arlene Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3,754 


1966 


1978 


Ashwood Avenue 


from Andover Street thru cul-de-sac 


2,800 


1998 




Aspen Drive 


from Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Auburn Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Avon Street 


from Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Ayotte Street 


from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Bailey Road 


from Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


165 


1998 




Bailey Road 


from Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


538 


1999 




Baker Street 


from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 




Baker Street 


from Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 




Baland Road 


from Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale St. 


from Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale St. 


from Route 125 to Andover Line 


12,000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1,005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1,282 


1975 




Birch Road 


from Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 




Birchwood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


1,197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1,600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


0,000 


lo94 


Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 


Burnap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 


Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 


Canal Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


Carolyn Road 


from North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


Carson Avenue 


from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 


Carter Lane 


from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave. 


1,411 


1957 


Castle Drive 


from Burlington Ave left to Burlington Ave 


1,325 


1997 


Catherine Avenue 


from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 


Cedar Street 


from Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 


Cedar Crest Road 


from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 


Central Street 


from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 


Chandler Road 


from Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 


Chapman Avenue 


from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


Charlotte Road 


from Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


1971 


Chase Road 


from Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 


Cherokee Lane 


from Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


812 


1999 


Chestnut Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11,480 


1894 


Church Street 


from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 


Clark Street 


from Main Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


Clorinda Road 


from Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 


Colonial Drive 


from Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1997 


Cochrane Road 


from Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 


Columbia Street 


from Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


Concord Street 


from Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 


Congress Street 


from Forest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 


Cook Avenue 


from Main Street 


813 


1946 


Coolidge Road 


from Hathaway Road 


270 


1951 


Corey Avenue 


from Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


1951 


Cornell Place 


from Fordham Road 


747 


1982 


Cottage Street 


from Main Street 


927 


1954 


Cottonwood Circle 


from Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 


Crest Avenue 


from Ayotte Street 


OOO 


1 QA 1 


Cross Street 


from Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Crystal Road 


from Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 


Cunningham St. 


from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


Cushing Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 


Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


from North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from Burlington Avenue 


1,794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from Palmer Way 


1,017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 



1946 



1955 
1971 



1971 



1969 



1933 



1952 1953 



1971 



1971 



■197- 



O 1 K r. t, 1 


LiUUA 1 lUIN 


Drurv Lane 


from Glen Road to School Street 


Dublin Avenue 


from Main Street 


Dunton Road 


from Nassau Avenue 


Eames Street 


from Main Street to Woburn Street 


Earles Row 


from Route 62 


Edward Road 


from Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


Elizabeth Drive 


from Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


Ella Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


Elwood Road 


from Forest Street 


Emerson Street 


from Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


Emerald Avenue 


from Andover St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


Englewood Drive 


from Kenwood Drive 


Evans Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


Everett Avenue 


from Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


Fairfield Road 


from Main Street 


Fairmeadow Road 


from Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


Fairmont Avenue 


from MoUoy Road 


Fairview Avenue 


from State Street 


Faneuil Drive 


from Mass. Avenue to beyond Harvard Avenue 


Faulkner Avenue 


from Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


Faulkner Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 


Fay Street 


from Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


Federal Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


Fenway Street 


from Rollins Rd to end of cul-de-sac 


Ferguson Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


Fernbanks Road 


from Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


Flagstaff Road 


from Nichols Street 


Fletcher Lane 


from Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


Floradale Avenue 


from Burlington Avenue 


Flynn Way 


from Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


Foley Farm Road 


from Kilmarnock Street to end of cul-de-sac 


Fordham Road 


from North Reading Line 


Forest Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


Fox Run Drive 


from High Street 


Franklin Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


Frederick Drive 


from Salem Street 


Freeport Drive 


from Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


Gandalf Way 


from Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


Gatehouse Lane 


from Towpath Road 


Gearty Street 


from Ring Avenue 


Glen Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


Glendale Circle 


from Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


Glenview Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


Gloria Way 


from Broad Street 


Gowing Road 


from Park Street to Marcus Road 


Grace Drive 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


Grand Avenue 


from Corey Avenue 


Grant Street 


from Federal Street 


Great Neck Drive 


from Woburn Street 


Grove Avenue 


from Main Street to Lake Street 


Grove Street 


from Reading Line 


Gunderson Road 


from Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 

633 1963 

500 1951 

649 1956 

3,200 1894 

820 1994 

450 1947 

1,348 1999 

1,043 1978 

642 1968 

590 1951 

400 2000 

455 1971 

2,071 1971 

480 1979 

1,299 1946 

2,328 1958 

952 1971 

648 1933 

790 1950 

1,946 1944 1953 

125 1999 

714 1938 1945 

5,740 1894 

375 2004 

1,073 1967 

550 1996 

587 1989 

792 1977 

627 1970 

680 1996 

363 2004 

3,714 1971 

4,100 1894 1976 

975 1989 

739 1978 

1,070 1966 

2,086 1979 

549 1979 

380 1994 

627 1989 

6,870 1894 

1,304 1952 

365 1959 

770 1989 

941 1956 

2,514 1966 

815 1952 

780 1943 

536 1989 

4,147 1910 

120 1957 

1,506 1959 1966 



-198- 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 






Hanover Street 


from 


Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 






Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


838 


1969 






Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 






Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 






Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 






Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 






Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 






Hathaway Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 


1953 


1959 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


230 


1956 






Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 






Henry L. Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


651 


1993 






High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3,585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 






Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 






Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,051 


1894 


1972 


1975 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1,702 


1985 






Industrial Way 


from 


Woburn Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 






Isabella Way 


from 


West Street 


385 


2001 






Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 






Jewel Drive 


from 


Fames Street 


1,303 


1985 






Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 






Jonspin Road 


from 


Andover Street 


3,800 


1993 






Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 






Kajin Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


455 


1989 






Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1,725 


1970 


1971 




Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 






King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


1945 




King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 






Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 


575 


1951 






Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to MoUoy Road 


659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4,013 


1956 






Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 






Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham St. to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 






Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 






Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 






Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1,760 


1950 






Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,050 


1951 






Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


650 


1959 






Lorin Drive 


from 


Swain Road 


560 


1992 






Loumac Road 


from 


Drury Lane 


510 


1963 







-199- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Lowell Street 
Lowell St. Park 

Lucava Circle 



from Main Street to Reading Line 
from Lowell Street 

from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 



10,152 
580 
2,469 



1894 
1908 
1979 



1978 
1957 



1958 



Mackey Road 


from Federal Street 


250 


1943 


Magaznie Road 


from Wisser Street 


320 


1973 


Magazine Street 


from Taplin Avenue 


190 


1973 


Main Street 


from Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1894 


Manning Street 


from Aldrich Road to Moore Street 


970 


2002 


Marcia Road 


from North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


2,806 


1962 


Marcus Road 


from Gowing Road 


2,315 


1958 


Marie Drive 


from Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 


1,525 


1961 


Marion Street 


from Burlington Ave. to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 


975 


1995 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 


1,133 


2000 


Marion Street 


from Marion St. southerly an additional 


950 


2001 


Marjorie Road 


from Main Street 


1,392 


1951 


Massachusetts Ave. from Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 


810 


1945 


McDonald Road 


from Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 


Meadow Lane 


from Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1957 


Meadow Lane 


from Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


115 


1997 


Melody Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


i540 


iybb 


Meadow Brook Rd. 


from Factory Rd. southeasterly 


204 


2001 


Middlesex Avenue 


from Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from Glen Road 


638 


1945 


Molloy Road 


from Lowell Street 


988 


2001 


Moore Street 


from Shawsheen Ave to beyond Wedgewood Ave 


1,528 


1967 


Moore Street 


from Existing Moore Street 


630 


2001 


Morgan Road 


from Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 


Morningside Drive 


from Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 


Morse Avenue 


from Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1908 


Nassau Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1,566 


1946 


Nathan Road 


from Senpek Road 


1,057 


1971 


Navajo Drive 


from Chestnut Street thru cul-de-sac 


585 


2006 


Nelson Way 


from High Street thru cul-de-sac 


800 


2002 


Nichols Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,801 


1894 


Nickerson Avenue 


from West Street 


953 


1947 


Norfolk Avenue 


from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 


537 


1954 


North Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 


3,515 


1945 


N. Washington Ave. 


from Agostino Drive 


858 


1979 


Nottingham Drive 


from Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 


480 


1997 


Nunn Road 


from Kelley Road 


214 


1965 



Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1,751 


1994 



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STREET 




T.OCATTON 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


± diiiit:! vv cxy 


XX (J XXX 


IVrinrilpGPY A\7Pmip 
ivxxLiLixeoe A iT.veiiLic 


1,437 


1989 




IT d.IJv OtlCCt 


XI uixx 


\A/ r^ni ivn SIi"T*PP'i" irx M/^ RpQriincr T .inp 
vvuuLixii oi/XeeL tu i>u. ivedu.xiig x^xxie 


4,180 


1895 




IT dl Jvt:l O tl tfc t 


XX UXll 


T ,r»\x7pll >ii"T*PPt irx RlciplrGiTi'np S^"T•PP'^ 
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2,000 


1919 






XX LI XXX 


^^,V\pc^"ml'^ Stvppf tn 51 HpjiH pnH 
v^iieo Lxi Liu kJi'XeeL' uu a. Lxeciu. exxu. 


1,185 


1990 




X doxiv^xd v^xx ^xc:^ 


from 


T^pll T^yivp 
x-/exx x-/xxve 


595 


1958 




X tJlolllllg OLXtfcL 


XX mil 


TT'fiHpvcil Stvppf 
X cLieXdX OLieeii 


720 


1943 




P ni 1 1 m G A xron 1 lo 
XilXXXX Uo iT-Vt-ilUltJ 


XX uxxx 


\A/iln Avpmip fn npvonn Rjikpv Stvpp'i" 
vv xxu. i^vcinxc tu ucyuiiu. xjdii.cx otxeei/ 


1,519 


1946 


1954 1981 


Pi l/^nQy 1 IviTTQ 

X llCIlcx IVt; 


from 


Llie ellLL UX vJcdx L_y OLxeet 


410 


1989 




Pillino- RnflH 
X xxxxiig xvudu. 


XX (JXiX 


1—1 a "t" n cj \ii7Ci\7 R r^Q ri 
XXdLlXdWdj' XVUdU. 


954 


1959 




Pi no A lo 
XT xiit; rTVciiuc 


XX UXXX 


IVrsiTn S'fvppi' fn rTnnGnn Avpniip 
ivxcixxi oi/Xect uu xxuuouii XiVciiLic 


380 


1945 




Pi n OY*i ri CTO R r^Q ri 
t lllCX XtlgC XVUdU. 


XX uxxx 


N^nvfn >^■^■^*pp■^' fn T.innji Rojin 
iNuxtii oi/Xeei/ uu x^xiiu.d xvudU. 


914 


1960 




PmA\7iPw Rr^fin 
jrxxit;vit;w ivudu. 


XX L/XXX 


(^nH^ill" Sfvppf fn AHplTYiJin Rnjin 
v^'UUdXL' kJL'Xeei,' lu xxuexxxxciii xvuciu. 


450 


1953 




PiTiP^JiTT^r^ri r\ rvci H 

X XllCWUUU Xl/WdLL 


XX L^IXX 


ftV\5iHv T .nnp T^vivp fr\ OfilrHfilp RnaH 
k^iidu. V J_idiie ±JL X V e uu vydJ\.u.dxe XLUdVX 


1,364 


1954 




Pleasant Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 




Powder House Cir. 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


710 

1 xu 


1954 




Presidential Dr. 


from 


Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 




Presidential Dr. 


from 


Presidential Drive thru cul-de-sac 


768 


1998 




Ptt^ctvpgg \A/J1\7 
JT xugxcoo VV cxy 


XX WXXl 


TnH n Gi"Ti W^fi V 

XllU. Uo UX XdX VV dV 


630 


1974 




Oiioil Run 
vy ixcixx xvuij. 


fVoTn 

XX yjMJA 


T T uu UX 11 ifi ee V 


500 


1992 




RaHrliff Rnad 

XvdU-L/XXXX XVUdLl 


XX 1X1 


.Smi'i'li ftfyppf fr\ RpnGon RnciH 
kjULiLXi kjLxeei/ tu ueiiouii XvUdU. 


355 


1971 




Rfnivrifiri Avptiiip 

XVdXXX ^d.\X xiVC^llLlCr 


XX I^IXX 


nifirk Strppt 

v-zxdx iv UX ee u 


650 


1909 




R o Q H m o" A x7om 1 o 
XVC'dU.Xli^ xTVt;ilLic 


XX UXXl 


(Id u'\ji7'r^r*H RociH 

V_/dli.WUUU. XVUdU. 


215 


1979 




R p CI ri m o" A T/pni ip 
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XX UXXl 


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160 


1997 




Rpn wnnH Tpwpipp 


XX wxxx 


TCpn wnnn A vpnnp 
xveiiwuuu iiveiiuc 


645 


1970 




RppH Strppt 

Xvcc kj ux ecu 


XX wxxx 


SVifi wcViPPn Avp fo nPvnriH T^^sivnlH A\7p 
oxidWoxieeix x^ve. uu uevuiiu xxdxuxu xvvc 


1,090 


1971 




P OGP Q Y*/^ n iIt*i \7P 
XVeocdX L^li X^XiVt- 


XX uxxx 


rs Q 1 1 Q vH 'IT'CJ 1 P ^fvppi" 

XJdXXdX LiVdXc otXect 


1,817 


1989 




RirViTTinnrl Sfvppt 

xi/i.i^iixxiL/ 1.1. k_/ I'X ce u 


from^ 


IVTfiin Sfvppf fn SHjiwGVippn Avpniip 

xvxdxii. kjuxeeu uw kJiid w oiieeii xxveiiue 


1,800 


1973 




RincTP Rritin 

X\/XLlgC XVUdCl 


XX uxxx 


Snnf*vpai' A vpnnp 
ouiiuxeou iT.velluc 


365 


1956 




Rthct AvpniiP 


XX uxxx 


SisslpTYl Sfrppi" fn RlororQf' Al/PTmP 

kjdiexxx ouieeu uu i_>x^gdx xxveiiue 


1,150 


1975 




Rivpy* Sl'vppi" 
xvx vex kj bx ecu 


XX UXIX 


Ivi fi GG?ir*n 1 1 GpffG Avpmip fn rTflWJiT'fi A\7P 
ivxdood\^iiuoe uuo xxveiiue uu xxdxvdxu x^ve. 


453 


1962 




RnnPv1"G Roan 


XX uxxx 


Rnvlinfrf on Avp fn RnflTno"fnn Avp 
xj UX ixiig uuii xxve. uu x^uxxxxiguuxx .rxve. 


1,861 


1967 




RnllinG RnjiH 

XVL/XXXllO l.\*\Ja.\X 


XX uxxx 


A/Toymn ftfvppf fn T^^pnw^1v Sfvppf 
ivxdx xuxx ouxeeu uu x exxwdv kjuxeeu 


200 


1954 




RnoGPVplt RoflH 

X vwwoe V e 1 u x uwcivi. 


from. 


Rniifwpll Sfrppf fn Swain Rn;iH 

u u VV exx KJ UX ee u uw kj vv dxix xuv/du 


1,980 


1946 




Route 62 


from. 


TVTiHHIpgpv Avpniip fn Sfilpm Sffppf 

i.vxxuuxeoe.A. xxveiiue uw k-/dxexxx kjuxeeu 


3,343 


1958 




R nval S'I"t*pp1" 
i.\iKjy CLL ux ee u 


from 


Sfilpm Sfvppf 
k^diexxx kjuxeeu 


1,043 


1951 




SJfi r* n PTYi (.Trr" 1 p 
kJdv^iiexLX v^xx v./Xe 


XX uxxx 


T^^livfinpf n T^vivp f nvii Piil-np-GPP 
x-jxxZid ue uxx j-yxxve uxxx u uux ue odu 


520 


2005 




Sa Iptyi StTPpf 
k_7cixexxx kj ux ce u 


XX uxxx 


TpwKGniiw T iinp fn npvnnn Rfilm'pnvjilp ftffppf 
X e w xvo u UX Y xjxxxe uu ue v uxxu j-^dxxdx u v dxe uf ux ee u 


8,895 


1894 




SJolpTYl Sl'i'VPP'f" 

kDdXeXLL OLXCCL 


XX uxxi 


Mn R PQrImo" T.i np f n r»P'\7nn H AA/ n ni i vn .^f 
INU. XvedUXllg XjXXXC tu Uej'UlXU. VVUUUXXl ot. 


6,475 


1894 




^QVQTinci'c XA/oxr 
OdX dXilld o VV dy 


from 


XXUpiVlllb Ot. till U uU.l-U.t!"odU 


450 


1995 




S\r*ii 1 't"T'Tf"r\ Tlvnjp 
OL/dXLXXLU XvXXVe 


from 


Q 1 O TYl >1 f VP O t 

OdXcXXl Otxeet 


785 


1974 




Srhnnl Strppf 

kj^ix^jwi kjuxeeu 


XX uxxx 


A/TiHHlpGPY Avp fn l^pvnnn T'^viiTv T.sirip 
ivxxuuxeoeA. x\.ve. uu uevuxxu j^xuxv x_idxxe 


1,139 


1915 


1963 


Slpnppci T ,cinp 


XX UXIX 


Tnr^nmji Tlvivp fn Tdpntnci Tivivp 
X dLrUxxxd x^xxve uu x dcuxxid x-/xxve 


1,065 


2002 




SJpnppfi T .isnp 
Oellei^d Xjdlle 


XX UXXI 


Tcir^nTY^Q TlvixTP fn pnH nr r>iii.Ho.GQ/^ 
X dUUXlXd J_/xXVe tu cllU. UX t-Ul vie odi> 


530 


2004 




SlPTTnPK Rr^fin 
oeiiLieiv xvLidix 


XX UIXI 


\A/ilnwnnn Sfvppf fn ^Jjif ncin RnsiH 
vvxxuwuuLi ouxeet uu i^dtxxdxx xvudU 


280 


1971 




Oel cilUd J_jdlle 


from 


VVUDLlXxl Ot. Weoteliy till U, CU.l-U.c"bclC 


600 


1999 




P \\T P 1 1 R O Q M 


XX uiii 


r-T Q t n Q \X7 OTr RnaH 
XTdtlld W dy XvUdLl 


300 


1955 




OlldLiy jUdllc J_7xlVe 


from. 


iVllU.U.icbcX /We, to XjdWxellCc OLIect 


2,904 


1950 


1958 


onawsneen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richmond. St. to Billerica Ln. 


11,845 


1894 




Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 




Sheridan Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1,021 


1951 


1971 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 




Silver Lake Ave. 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 





-201- 



STREET 


LOCATION 


Somerset Place 


from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 


Sparhawk Drive 


from Park Street to Heather Drive 


Sprucewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


State Street 


from Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


Stonehedge Drive 


from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


Strout Avenue 


from Lowell Street 


Suncrest Avenue 


from West Street to Ledgewood Road 


Swam Road 


from Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


Taft Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


Taplin Avenue 


from Wisser Street 


Taplin Avenue 


from Baker Street 


Temple Street 


from Church Street 


Thrush Road 


from Salem Street to Marie Drive 


Thurston Avenue 


from Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


Tomahawk Drive 


from Aldrich Road 


Tow path Drive 


from Towpath Drive to a dead end 


Fowpath Drive 


from Chestnut Street to 1 owpath Drive 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


Tracy Circle 


from Woburn Street 


Truman Road 


from Hathaway Road 

- 


Unnamed Street 


from Salem Street to Andover Street 


Upton Court 


from Andover Street 


Valyn Lane 


from Salem Street 


Veranda Avenue 


from Main Street 


Virginia Road 


from No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


Wakefield Avenue 


from Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


Walker Street 


from Main Street 


Warren Road 


from Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


Washington Avenue 


from Clark Street to Stone Street 


Webber Street 


from Burlington Avenue 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Moore Street 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de-sac 


West Street 


from Woburn Street to Reading Line 


Westdale Avenue 


from West Street 


Wicks Circle 


from Everett Avenue 


Wightman Road 


from Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


Wild Avenue 


from Grove Avenue 


Wildwood Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


Williams Avenue 


from Main Street 


Wilson Street 


from Federal Street 


Wilton Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


Winchell Road 


from Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


Wing Road 


from Woburn Street 


Wisser Street 


from Main Street to Brand Avenue 


Woburn Street 


from Andover Street to Woburn Line 


Woodland Road 


from Lowell Street 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 

878 2000 

361 1979 

690 1952 

315 1933 

1,400 1997 

908 1955 

1,246 1954 

2,290 1922 1929 

1,986 1938 

461 1946 

900 1946 

214 1911 

400 1961 

623 1907 

575 1989 

463 1990 

914 1990 

870 1993 

886 1996 

675 1992 

300 1953 

470 1958 

500 1894 

608 1989 

847 1916 

1,105 1954 

355 1999 

423 1958 

97 1954 

1,650 1920 

677 1969 

476 1967 

75 1997 

8,372 1894 1978 

1,211 1942 

533 1971 

239 1954 

1,050 1910 

5,290 1894 

706 1940 

760 1943 

1,151 1966 

193 1945 

746 1958 

1,146 1950 

23,122 1894 1978 

1,174 1969 



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667-2111 


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800- 


548-8000 


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508- 


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